Vajrakubji, Vajrakubjī, Vajra-kubji: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Vajrakubjī (वज्रकुब्जी) is another name for Kubjikā.—There are a surprising number of variant forms of the goddess’s name already in the Kubjikāmatatantra. The most basic one is Kubjikā which appears there twenty-one times. [...] We also find several direct derivates of this name that have been given to aspects or parts of the goddess. Kamalakubjikā is Kubjikā’s Heart, the first of her six limbs. As Karṇakubjā, the ‘Bent One of the Ear’, she resides in that part of the body. Guhyakubjikā and Vajrakubjī are two of her aspects. One of her forms is Nagnakubjikā—the Naked Kubjikā. The male equivalents are not as varied. We find Kubjīśa, Kubjeśvara and, rarely, Kubjīśāna.

2) Vajrakubjī (वज्रकुब्जी) is the name of a deity established in Form (rūpasthā), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “O dear one, Piṇḍakubjī who has arisen in the first Wheel is established in the Body, she is called Samayā and she bestows the fruit of the Yoga of the Body. Siddhakubjī is in the second (Wheel) in the middle of the Sequence of the Parts. Vajrakubjī is in the third (Wheel). She is the Great Mother who is Established in Form. [...]”.

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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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