Shringatapura, Śṛṅgāṭapura, Shringata-pura: 1 definition



Shringatapura 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 Śṛṅgāṭapura can be transliterated into English as Srngatapura or Shringatapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shringatapura in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śṛṅgāṭapura (शृङ्गाटपुर) or simply śṛṅgāṭa refers to the “middle of the triangle”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “I will tell (you) in brief about the Command [i.e., ājñā] that gives bliss. (First the Command) is contemplated in the form of a lightning flash situated in the middle of the Triangle (śṛṅgāṭapura-madhya) (in the End of the Twelve). Then (the teacher) should cause it to be experienced in the other body (i.e. that of the disciple) entering by the Cavity of Brahmā. The piercing (vedha) (of the Wheels in the body) takes place in a moment by the practice of this visualization (dhyānayoga). Pervading the other body with Sound the Supreme Energy should pierce (the Wheels) in the other body. In this way, O goddess, (the Wheels in the disciple’s body) are pierced even at a great distance. [...]”.

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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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