Shaktagama, aka: Śāktāgama, Shakta-agama; 1 Definition(s)

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Shaktagama 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 Śāktāgama can be transliterated into English as Saktagama or Shaktagama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Śāktāgama (शाक्तागम) represents one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Śāktāgama holds the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. The Śāktāgamas holds the idea that of holy wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara. This is in consonance with Śaivāgamas. The methodologies adopted in Śāktāgamas to attain the highest state are very intense and intricate in nature.

The texts of Śāktāgamas are called as Tantras. Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana divides the Śāktatantras in to four parts viz.

  1. Gāruḍa,
  2. Vāma,
  3. Dakṣiṇa,
  4. Bhūta.
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)
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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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