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 (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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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