Vamanadirupa, Vāmanāḍīrūpā, Vāmanāḍīrūpa, Vamanadi-rupa: 1 definition


Vamanadirupa 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»] — Vamanadirupa in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vāmanāḍīrūpā (वामनाडीरूपा) refers to “she who is in the form of the left channel”, according to the commentary (vyākyā) on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] : That is the energy of the New Moon (amākalā) and is called the sacred seat of the Moon [i.e., candrapīṭha]. If the goddess is conceived to be the Moon, she is then in the form of the left channel [i.e., vāmanāḍīrūpā], emanation, the entry (of the breath), and the north. How is she when she is otherwise? She is ‘located in the midst of the sixteen-spoked (Wheel)’. The sixteen vowels are the energies of the Moon. Thus, anackā, the sixteenth energy, is Kubjinī, in the form of Kuṇḍalinī. This is the meaning”.

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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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