Svacchandatantra, Svacchanda-tantra: 3 definitions
Svacchandatantra 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 Svachchhandatantra.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
The Svacchanda-tantra (Śrīsvacchandatantram) is the official book title of the Svacchanda Tantra (description of Kashmir Śaiva rituals).Source: Academia.edu: Secret Terminology in Kashmir Śaiva literature
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Svacchandatantra (स्वच्छन्दतन्त्र):—[=sva-cchanda-tantra] [from sva-cchanda > sva] n. Name of [work]
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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Starts with: Svacchandatantraraja.
Full-text (+138): Kshemaraja, Hetu, Hetushastra, Murtyashtau, Prayojana, Naishthiki, Nirapeksha, Bhautiki, Bhavimantra, Bhutiprayojana, Mahodaya, Yashaska, Vivasvati, Krishna, Yashovati, Asita, Sukhavaha, Krishnangara, Sitavati, Amaravati.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Svacchandatantra, Svacchanda-tantra; (plurals include: Svacchandatantras, tantras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Part 2 - Emergence of Śaiva philosophy < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Verse 48 [Siddhās and Śaktis] < [Chapter 2 - Second Vimarśa]
Hindu Pluralism (by Elaine M. Fisher)
Vaidika and Śaiva < [Chapter 1 - Hindu Sectarianism: Difference in Unity]
The Practical Applications of Textual Criticism < [Chapter 3 - Constructing Sectarian Identities in Early Modern South India]
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXII - Vedānta and Tantra Śāstra < [Section 3 - Ritual]
Chapter III - What are the Tantras and their significance? < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)