Svarupashakti, Svarūpaśakti, Svarupa-shakti: 1 definition


Svarupashakti 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.

The Sanskrit term Svarūpaśakti can be transliterated into English as Svarupasakti or Svarupashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Svarūpaśakti (स्वरूपशक्ति) refers to “internal potency of Śrī Bhagavān, superior to His marginal and external potencies. It has three divisions: sandhinī (existence), samvit (knowledge) and hlādinī (transcendental bliss)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Svarūpaśakti (स्वरूपशक्ति) refers to:—The Lord’s divine potency, situated in the Lord’s form (svarūpa);also known as cit-śakti, the potency endowed with consciousness. Because this potency is situated in the Lord’s form, it is further known as antaraṅga-śakti, internal potency. Because it is superior to His marginal and external potencies, it is also known as parā-śakti, superior potency. The svarūpa-śakti has three divisions: sandhinī, saṃvit and hlādinī. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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