Shodashantika, Ṣoḍaśāntika, Shodasha-antika: 1 definition


Shodashantika 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 Ṣoḍaśāntika can be transliterated into English as Sodasantika or Shodashantika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ṣoḍaśāntika (षोडशान्तिक) (Cf. Ṣoḍaśānta) means “at the end of the sixteen”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] on top of the End of the Sixteen in the place of the mountain called Kaumāraat the end of the Wick of Smoke. This is (also) said elsewhere: ‘Mount Kaumāra is the Inexplicable (anakhya) which at the End of the Sixteen [i.e., ṣoḍaśāntika]’.”.

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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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