Shringatakalpana, Śṛṅgāṭakalpana, Shringata-kalpana: 1 definition


Shringatakalpana 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 Śṛṅgāṭakalpana can be transliterated into English as Srngatakalpana or Shringatakalpana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Śṛṅgāṭakalpana (शृङ्गाटकल्पन) or simply Śṛṅgāṭa, corresponds to Akṣapāṭa, which refers to the “consecration of the kuṇḍa-area by laying darbha” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Śṛṅgāṭakalpana is mentioned in the Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8). The Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14) and the Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4) mentions Akṣapāṭa.

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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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