Udayarka, Udaya-arka, Udayārka: 1 definition

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Udayarka 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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Udayārka (उदयार्क) refers to the “rising sun”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The adept) should meditate on the goddess Parāparā in the middle of the triangle. (Parāparā) shines with the light of the rising sun [i.e., udayārka-prabhā] and is (red) like a pomegranate flower. She wears red clothes and is adorned with dreadlocks and the moon. Three wrinkles and a line of hair (adorn the middle of her body). She is replete with all fine characteristics and has fat upraised breasts. Tranquil and supreme, she has four arms and one face with three eyes. [...]”.

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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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