Trishulakara, Triśūlakara, Trishula-kara: 2 definitions


Trishulakara 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 Triśūlakara can be transliterated into English as Trisulakara or Trishulakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Triśūlakara (त्रिशूलकर) refers to “one who holds a trident in the hand”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [while describing the gross form of Navātman called Śabdarāśinavātman]: “(Navātman) has a big body and burns intensely, illumining the sky with (his) radiant energy. [...] He holds a skull and an ascetic’s staff. (Another) hand shines (as it were) with a trident (triśūlakara-bhāsura). (He also holds) a bow, an arrow, vīṇā, bell and double-headed drum. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Trishulakara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Triśūlakara (त्रिशूलकर) refers to “one who is armed with the trident” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.14 (“The Gaṇas argue and wrangle”).—Accordingly, after Gaṇeśa obstructed Śiva’s Gaṇas: “Then the Gaṇas of Śiva went to Śiva who was standing at the distance of a Krośa from Kailāsa and spoke to him. Śiva ridiculed them all. The trident-armed (triśūlakara) great lord of fierce temperament spoke to his Gaṇas who professed to be heroes”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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