Svacchandagati, Svacchanda-gati: 1 definition

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Svacchandagati 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Svachchhandagati.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Svacchandagati (स्वच्छन्दगति) refers to “one sanctified with freedom”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “While he eats, the adept should think that the mantra he has deposited with all its limbs (onto the body) and is established in Bhairava's form, is in (his) plate. As he eats, he should contemplate the full moon (and so) he eats the nectar that is in the Full Moon, encapsulated above and below (by this mantra). (Doing this) the adept may wander around constantly and gets all that is most excellent and the success (siddhi) he desires, having placed in (his) heart Kujeśvara who is in the middle of the lunar orb, sanctified with freedom (svacchandagati) [...]”.

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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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