Shunyamandala, Shunya-mandala, Śūnyamaṇḍala: 1 definition

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Shunyamandala 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 Śūnyamaṇḍala can be transliterated into English as Sunyamandala or Shunyamandala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Śūnyamaṇḍala (शून्यमण्डल) refers to the “circle of the void”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Referring to the inner space within the triangular Yoni, the Śrīmatottara says: “O fair lady, thus Śrīnātha sports in the Circle of the Void (śūnyamaṇḍala) and (so does) Kubjikā, the mother of Kula who is Kuṇḍalī by name. She is the will, the goddess who is Mind Beyond Mind (manonmanī) and her form is the Point (bindurūpā). That energy is called Sahajā (the Innate) and is (the state of) oneness with Śiva”.

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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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