Suhastapada, Suhastapāda, Su-hastapada: 1 definition


Suhastapada 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

Suhastapāda (सुहस्तपाद) refers to “one who has beautiful hands and feet”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [while describing the gross form of Navātman called Śabdarāśinavātman]: “(Navātman) has a big body and burns intensely, illumining the sky with (his) radiant energy. (He has) five faces (with) large eyes and is adorned with ten arms and the moon. He has a large chest and, auspicious, has a serene face. He has long arms (that extend up to) the knees, (large) thighs and shanks (like a) palm tree. (His) stomach is thin. He has beautiful hands and feet (suhastapāda) and thin fingers (like tender) shoots. The lustre of (his) nails is like the moon and his face shines with (his) radiant teeth. The middle (part of his body) is marked by a deep navel and the lotus of the navel is a clockwise spiral”.

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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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