Ucchishtatantra, Ucchiṣṭatantra, Ucchishta-tantra: 1 definition
Ucchishtatantra 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 Ucchiṣṭatantra can be transliterated into English as Ucchistatantra or Ucchishtatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchhishtatantra.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)
Ucchiṣṭatantra (उच्छिष्टतन्त्र) or simply Ucchiṣṭa refers to one of the twenty Bhūtatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Ucchiṣṭa-tantra belonging to the Bhūta class.
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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