Trishikhamudra, Trishikha-mudra, Triśikhāmudrā: 1 definition


Trishikhamudra 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 Triśikhāmudrā can be transliterated into English as Trisikhamudra or Trishikhamudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Triśikhāmudrā (त्रिशिखामुद्रा) or simply Triśikhā refers to the “gesture of the three flames”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Like mantra and vidyā, this [mudrā] too is an aspect of the goddess and hence a form of the Command [i.e., ājñā]. In this context Gesture (mudrā) is not some outer movement or positioning of the hands. It is the energy of Kuṇḍalinī that stimulates and directs its rise through the subtle body. By practicing the triśikhāmudrā (the Gesture of the Three Flames), for example, it is said that “the Command is at its most intense” within the body.

2) Triśikhāmudrā (त्रिशिखामुद्रा) or simply Triśikhā is the name of the Gesture (mudrā) associated with Pūrṇagiri, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.

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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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