Triprakara, Triprakāra, Triprakārā: 3 definitions


Triprakara 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)

[«previous next»] — Triprakara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Triprakārā (त्रिप्रकारा) refers to the “three aspects”, according to the according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya.—Accordingly, “The energy called the yoni who is endowed with the dynamism of the three paths, consists of three letters and three aspects (triprakārā) (possesses) the venerable Oḍḍiyāṇa which, endowed with the supreme energy and is well energized, is located in the middle. The venerable (sacred seat) called Jālandhara is located within the manifested abode in the right corner. The venerable sacred seat Pūrṇa is in the left (corner) formed through the fear of the fettered. Kāmarūpa is in the front of that (yoni)”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Triprakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Triprakāra (त्रिप्रकार).—[adjective] threefold.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Triprakāra (त्रिप्रकार):—[=tri-prakāra] [from tri] mfn. of three kinds, threefold, [Manu-smṛti xii, 51]

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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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