Talvanta, Tālvanta, Talu-anta: 1 definition

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Talvanta 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Talvanta (तल्वन्त) refers to the “end of the palate”.—The term ‘śivasthāna’ occurs in only one other place in the Tantrasadbhāva, where it denotes a stage in the ascent of sonic energy in the form of the Point which takes place in the course of uttering certain letters. The first four members of this series—Brahmā, Viṣṇu, Rudra and Īśvara—reach up to the end of the palate (talvanta) where the uvula (lambaka) is located. Then comes the energy Raudrī that blocks the passage to the next stage. Once overcome that blockage, audible sound ends to give way to a series of transformations that mark stages in the development of silent spiritual Sound. [...]

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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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