Shaktakundalini, Śāktakuṇḍalinī, Shakta-kundalini: 1 definition


Shaktakundalini 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 Śāktakuṇḍalinī can be transliterated into English as Saktakundalini or Shaktakundalini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śāktakuṇḍalinī (शाक्तकुण्डलिनी) refers to the “Kuṇḍalinī of power”, according to the Triśirobhairavatantra quoted by Abhinava. Accordingly, while discussing the pervasion of power (kalā): “Therefore, the form of the seventeenth energy (kalā) is in the form of nectar. It has emerged by the activity (gati) of the (two) points that are (symbols of) one's own essential nature that is (both) supreme (transcendent) and inferior (immanent) (aparāpara). This (power), the light of all things, when devoid of emission (in its supreme, transcendent aspect), is the Kuṇḍalinī of Power (śāktakuṇḍalinī). (Then, in its immanent aspect, it assumes the form) of the Kuṇḍalinī of the Vital Breath (prāṇakuṇḍalinī) and (then), at the extremity of emission (visarga) (when it has been fully exhausted), (it is) the Supreme (parā) Kuṇdalinī [...]”.

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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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