Siddhakrama, Siddha-krama: 1 definition


Siddhakrama 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Siddhakrama (सिद्धक्रम) refers to the “Transmission of the Siddhas”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The god (i.e., Bhairava) now goes on to remind the goddess (i.e., Kālikā) how in the past the earlier Kaula tradition was passed through the Transmission of the Siddhas (siddhakrama) by him. He does this by showing the goddess the extent of the power of the Command that operated in the previous (pūrva) Kaula tradition.

2) Siddhakrama (सिद्धक्रम) refers to the “sequence of Siddhas”, according to the Tantrāloka 29.27-29.—Accordingly, “Jālandhara from which this (the Kula) system has come down through that sequence of Siddhas and Yoginīs [i.e., siddhakramatatsiddhayoginīkrameṇa]”.

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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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