Simhashasana, Siṃhaśāsana, Simha-shasana: 1 definition



Simhashasana 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 Siṃhaśāsana can be transliterated into English as Simhasasana or Simhashasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Siṃhaśāsana (सिंहशासन) refers to the “teaching of the lion”, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The Command of Authority (adhikārājñā) is the first one. The Command of Grace (prasādājñā) is the second. If it is attained in due order along with the transmission duly transmitted from that time on one becomes a teacher. [...] These two kinds or aspects of the Command are two energies. The Command of Authority [i.e., adhikārājñā] is Rudraśakti and the Command of Grace [i.e., prasādājñā] is Śāmbhavī. Rudraśakti, the Command of Authority, is the form the Command assumes initially in order to remove impurity. The teacher, or sometimes the deity directly, transmits this to the aspirant by looking at him with the ‘Gaze of the Lion’ (siṃhāvalokana). A hallmark of the transmission, it is accordingly called the ‘Teaching of the Lion’ (siṃhaśāsana).

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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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