Shaktitattva, Shakti-tattva, Śaktitattva: 4 definitions
Shaktitattva 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 Śaktitattva can be transliterated into English as Saktitattva or Shaktitattva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Śakti-tattva (शक्तितत्त्व):—Second of the five successive phases that occur during the unity of Śiva and Śakti (subject and object). Their unity is initiated upon the cosmic process of creation.Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Śaktitattva (शक्तितत्त्व, “power, goddess”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the second or thirty-fifth tattva (when counting in reverse). These primary principles (tattva) represent the different manifestations of Brahman (universal consciousness) which together form the basis of our experiences. The Śakti-tattva forms part of the group of five Śuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Śuddha-māyā.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Veda (wikidot): Hinduism
Shakti-Tattva: The second level of Reality is that of Pure, Infinite Bliss which is the Power whereby God experiences the Boundless Joy of His Own Existence. For this reason it is known as Shakti-Tattva, the Principle or Category of Power.Source: Nadalila: 36 Tattva
Power/Goddess (Śakti): unlimited creative power of absolute consciousness. Divine feminine (Mahādevī). Also: blissful Self-reflective awareness (vimarśa). Śiva-Śakti together = awareness-bliss (cit-ānanda).
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Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XIV - Cit-śakti (the Consciousness aspect of the Universe) < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Chapter XXIV - Śakti as Mantra (Mantramayi Śakti) < [Section 3 - Ritual]
Chapter XX - The Indian Magna Matter < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 29 - The analysis of Vāgartha (vāg-artha) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 18 - The purification of the six paths < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 12 - On the description of Maṇi Dvīpa < [Book 12]
Chapter 1 - On the description of Prakṛti < [Book 9]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Śaiva Philosophy according to Bhoja and his commentators < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]