Sarvakarshini, Sarvākarṣiṇī, Sarva-akarshini: 1 definition
Sarvakarshini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Sarvākarṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Sarvakarsini or Sarvakarshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Sarvākarṣiṇī (सर्वाकर्षिणी) refers to one of the fourteen goddesses/powers (śaktis), according to the Kāmasiddhi-stuti (also Vāmakeśvarī-stuti) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (also known as Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava).—[...] The next four verses, 17–20 [of the Kāmasiddhistuti], respectively praise the set of fourteen goddesses/powers (śaktis). We know only the name of the first from this text but the rest can be known from the Vāmakeśvaratantra (1.165–168): [e.g., Sarvākarṣiṇī].
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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