Shabdarashi, Shabda-rashi, Śabdarāśi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Shabdarashi 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 Śabdarāśi can be transliterated into English as Sabdarasi or Shabdarashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: HAL: The alphabet goddess Mātṛkā in some early Śaiva Tantras

The Sanskrit alphabet is personified in other deities too: Śabdarāśi (शब्दराशि), the Heap of Sounds, is a male equivalent of Mātṛkā. The appearance and development of these other alphabet deities are often inseparable from the ways in which the concept of Mātṛkā evolves.

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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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Source: academia.edu: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga

Śabdarāśi (शब्दराशि) is explained in terms of kuṇḍalinī by Lakṣmaṇadeśika in his 11th-century Śaradātilaka verse 25.67.—“We worship the supreme deity, who, having on the way passed beyond the mass of sounds produced from the agitation [caused by] the fusion of the two winds [prāṇa and apāna], ascends into the light that shines with the lustre of ten million lightning [bolts], [the deity] who is red like the fresh javā/japā [flower], red lead and the dawn, who has reached the supreme Śiva [and] who partakes of the concentrated nectar of bliss”.

Note: Śabdarāśi refers to the “mass or totality of sounds”, a stage of phonetic emanation associated with the mūlādhāra.

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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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