Sharadatilaka, aka: Śaradātilaka, Sharada-tilaka, Śāradātilaka; 3 Definition(s)
Sharadatilaka 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 terms Śaradātilaka and Śāradātilaka can be transliterated into English as Saradatilaka or Sharadatilaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Śaradātilaka (शरदातिलक).—The Śaradātilaka of Lakśmaṇa Deśikendra is another well known work on Tantra which was composed in c. 11th century C.E. According to this text, Śiva is both nirguṇa and saguṇa, the two aspects being conceived in terms of difference from and identitical with Prakṛti.Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaktism)
Śāradātilaka (शारदातिलक), “the forehead mark of Śāradā (Sarasvatī)” or Śāradātilakatantra, is an important compendium on mantraśāstra compiled by Lakṣmaṇadeśika (also known as Lakṣmaṇadeśikendra or Lakṣmaṇācārya). It is a voluminous work, comprisingsome 3,500 stanzas (the exact number depending on the edition). Calling itself a Tantra (1.5d), it professes to present “the essence of the Tantras” (1.4) and information on rites (vidhi) involving yantras and mantras of deities (1.5).Source: academia.edu: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Śāradātilaka (शारदातिलक) is the name of an anonymous commentary on the Vṛttaratnākara of Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.), who was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
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Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter III - What are the Tantras and their significance? < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Chapter XXIV - Śakti as Mantra (Mantramayi Śakti) < [Section 3 - Ritual]
Chapter XIX - Creation as explained in the non-Dualist Tantras < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)