Trishakti, Triśakti, Tri-shakti: 5 definitions



Trishakti 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 Triśakti can be transliterated into English as Trisakti or Trishakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Triśakti (त्रिशक्ति) refers to the “three energies”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Khageśī) said to the God (i.e., Bhairava), “(The Liṅga has) one foot (ekapāda). It is located in (the midst of) three energies [i.e., triśakti-stha] and is adorned with the qualities of the three measures. (In five nights), O lord, I will burst apart the Liṅga. I will reveal myself and I will tell you (the teachings of the) Kula”.

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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»] — Trishakti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Triśakti (त्रिशक्ति).—a deity (trikalā), Māyā; Bhāg.2.6.31.

Derivable forms: triśaktiḥ (त्रिशक्तिः).

Triśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and śakti (शक्ति).

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

Triśakti (त्रिशक्ति):—[=tri-śakti] [from tri] f. = -kalā, [Varāha-purāṇa xc ff.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Triśakti (त्रिशक्ति):—(tri + śa) f. = trikalā [Vārāhapurāṇa] in [Oxforder Handschriften 59],a.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Triśakti (त्रिशक्ति):—f. Nomen proprium einer Göttin , = trikalā.

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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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