Svashakti, Svaśakti: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Svaśakti can be transliterated into English as Svasakti or Svashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Svaśakti (स्वशक्ति) refers to “one’s own energy”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] The Great Seat originated, O mistress of the heroes [i.e., vīranāyikā], where the Flower originated from that union of us two. It is the middle (seat) and is located in the centre, O dear one, and accompanied by its own energy [i.e., svaśakti-sahita], is called the ‘Flower’ by name. O supreme mistress, it is said to be the pervasive lord of the sacred seat who, in the aforementioned Primordial Seat, bears (his) own name. O Rudrā, O supreme Goddess, one should know that he is endowed with his own power”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Svaśakti (स्वशक्ति) refers to “one’s own Śakti”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras, on all occasions, have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one’s own Śakti (svaśakti-bala-bṛṃhita). However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible guṇas, [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed. [...]
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Svaśakti (स्वशक्ति).—[feminine] one’s own might or power.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Svaśakti (स्वशक्ति):—[=sva-śakti] [from sva] a f. own power or strength, [Manu-smṛti ix, 298]
2) [v.s. ...] own energy (of a god), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [=sva-śakti] b etc. See p. 1277, col. 1.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Shakti, Shva.
Ends with: Kriyasvashakti.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.3.18 < [Part 3 - Chivalry (vīrya-rasa)]
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Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
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