Shabaratantra, aka: Shabara-tantra, Śābaratantra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śābaratantra can be transliterated into English as Sabaratantra or Shabaratantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Sabaratantra (सबरतन्त्र) is one of the early Tāntric texts of the Kāpālika sect which contain significant information about the evolution of the Nātha Sect. This Tantra gives a list of twelve original Kāpālika teachers to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revealed.

They are:

  1. Ādinātha,
  2. Anādi,
  3. Kāla,
  4. Atikālaka,
  5. Karāla,
  6. Vikarāla,
  7. Mahākāla,
  8. Kālabhairavanātha,
  9. Baṭuka,
  10. Bhūtanātha,
  11. Vīranātha,
  12. and Śrīkaṇṭha.

These twelve had twelve disciples:

  1. Nāgārjuna,
  2. Jaḍabharata,
  3. Hariścandra,
  4. Satyanātha,
  5. Bhimanātha,
  6. Gorakṣa,
  7. Carpaṭa,
  8. Avadya,
  9. Vairāgya,
  10. Kanthādhārin,
  11. Jalandhara,
  12. and Malayārjuna.

These pupils were the original promoters of the (Kāpālika) path (mārgapravartakas). Several of these names recur in traditional lists of nine Nāthas and eighty-four Siddhas of the Tibetan as well as Kānphaṭā Yogis, most notably the name of Gorakhnāth (Gorakṣa) himself.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Śābaratantra (शाबरतन्त्र) or simply Śābara refers to one of the twenty-eight Gāruḍatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Śābara-tantra belonging to the Garuḍa class.

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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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