Vakrikagama, Vakrikāgama, Vakrika-agama: 1 definition


Vakrikagama 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Vakrikāgama (वक्रिकागम) is another name for the Manthānabhairavatantra.—In one place in the Kubjikāmatatantra Kubjikā is called Kuṭilā—the Crooked One—but the name Vakrā and variants, which mean the same, do not appear in the Kubjikāmatatantra and the oldest versions of its expansions, the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā and the Śrīmatottara. [...] The Manthānabhairavatantra refers to itself as the Vakrikāmata, Vakrikāgama and Vakrikāmnāya. Indeed, it is Vakrā who is speaking. Śrīnātha commonly addresses her this way. The tradition is called the Vakrāmnāya because she is the source of it. She is also called Vakrikāvvā, Vakradevī, Vakrāśakti, and Vakriṇī. She is ‘the mistress of the gods whose form is crooked’. She is crooked because she is especially associated with the triangular Yoni that returns perpetually back on itself and so is ‘the crooked Mother without end whose limbs are crooked’.

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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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