Trikoti, Trikoṭi: 3 definitions


Trikoti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Nāda (नाद) refers to the “triple fort”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(15) Īśvarī is in the cavity (between) the eyebrows and (16) the one called Sadāśiva (sādākhyā) is in the Sound (nāda). And Vāgbhava (AIṂ) is above the Triple Fort (trikoṭi). [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Trikoṭi (त्रिकोटि) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Candravati river is mentioned along with the Trikoṭi and the Harṣapathā. The Harṣapathā is identified by Stein with the Ārapath—the stream which joins the Vitastā near Anantanag. Candravatī and Trikoṭi may have been the designations of some rivulets meeting the Vitastā not very far from its confluence with the Harṣapathā.

The Candravatī also represents the personification of the Goddess Aditi.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Trikoṭi (त्रिकोटि).—(f.), the three ‘alternatives’ (as in Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. koṭi, 3) or classes (so Tibetan, rnam, Śikṣāsamuccaya 135 n. 2) or ways in which animals may have been killed, so that their flesh may be lawfully eaten (according to some): Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 257.12—13 (cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 132.14—15) trikoṭi-śuddha- (v.l. °dhaṃ; Śikṣāsamuccaya kṣuddhaṃ!) māṃsaṃ vai akalpitam (not intended) ayācitam (not asked for), acoditaṃ (not instigated) ca naivāsti tasmān māṃsaṃ na bhakṣayet; according to gloss cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 135 note 2, the three (supposedly) unlawful kinds of killing are tad uddiśya hatam (killed specifically for this meal), svahatam, and hanyamānaṃ dṛṣṭam (seen by the prospective eater as it was being killed); Śikṣāsamuccaya 135.2 trikoṭi-pariśuddha-bhakṣaṇe, in the eating of what is pure in respect to the three points; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 255.2 (cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 135.6) trikoṭiṃ baddhvā, restraining, suppressing (ruling out) the three points.

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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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