Svacchandatantra, aka: Svacchanda-tantra; 2 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Svacchandatantra in Hinduism glossaries]

The Svacchanda-tantra (Śrīsvacchandatantram) is the official book title of the Svacchanda Tantra (description of Kashmir Śaiva rituals).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

The Svacchanda Tantra is well-known to scholars of the Kashmir Śaiva tradition, due to its detailed ritual prescription. It gives us one of the most vivid windows into the secret practices of the Kashmir Śaiva cult. While there is no critical edition nor a complete translation of the Svacchanda Tantra, its descriptions of ritual and explicit portraits of initiation have offered scholars rich material for study.

(Source): Academia.edu: Secret Terminology in Kashmir Śaiva literature

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