Sphurat: 9 definitions

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Sphurat 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sphurat (स्फुरत्) refers to “radiant”, representing a quality of the Goddess, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—According to the Ādisūtra (chapter thirteen of the Kularatnoddyota) we find a reference to the inner Moon. We are told that it is above the Cavity of Brahmā [i.e., brahmarandhra] but not exactly where. In the same vague terms the Kularatnoddyota says that the lunar nectar is within ‘the moonlight’ (candrikā) and this, according to the Kumārikākhaṇḍa, is the form of the goddess Amā. Emerging from the body of the god, the Goddess, free of impurity (amala) is divine, radiant (sphurat) awakened consciousness (avabodha).

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Sphurat (स्फुरत्) or Saṃsphurat refers to “shimmering”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I seek refuge with the glorious goddess Sundarī, the benefactress of prosperity, the secret heart, whose heart is soaked with compassion. She is blazing with an utmost tenacity steeped in joy, and consequently beaming with plenteous light that shimmers spontaneously (svacchanda-saṃsphurat). [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sphurat (स्फुरत्) refers to “flashing” (e.g., ‘that beauty which flashes on one’s body’), according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes (sphurat) on his own body (sphurati sahajaṃ yasya saundaryam aṅge), has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Sphurat (स्फुरत्) refers to “(becoming) manifest”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 1.93.—Accordingly, “Even though for a [follower of] Sāṅkhya, the twenty-five principles are manifest (sphurat) [as the universe], to begin with, experience, that is, immediate perception, consists in nothing but this: the sole five elements and consciousness—and nothing more. This is why for the master [Bhartṛhari], the universe is [entirely] explained as soon as the six elements are explained—it is with this intention that he has undertaken their Examination (Samīkṣā). [...]”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Sphurat (स्फुरत्) refers to “gleaming (fruits and buds)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225-226).—Accordingly, while describing the shire of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, “[Then follows the image of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, which matches the conception of Kālarātri in the passage from the Mahābhārata:] [...] she was adorned in garlands of bilva-leaves furnished with gleaming (sphurat) fruits and buds anointed with red sandalwood, that were like hanging garlands of infant-heads; she expressed cruelty with limbs worshipped with clusters of kadamba flowers ruddy with blood, which horripilated, it seemed, at the thrill of the flavour of the keen roar of drums during the animal-offering; [...]”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sphurat (स्फुरत्).—a. Throbbing, shining &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sphurat (स्फुरत्).—mfn. (-ran-rantī-rat) 1. Quivering, trembling, shaking, throbbing. 2. Expanding, swelling. 3. Going, moving. 4. Going tremulously. 5. Darting. E. sphur to swell, &c., aff. śatṛ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sphurat (स्फुरत्):—[from sphur] mfn. ([present participle] [Parasmaipada]) trembling, shaking etc. (See root and cf. [compound])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sphurat (स्फुरत्):—[(n-ntī-t) a.] Quivering, shaking; swelling; moving, darting.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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