Varahitantra, Vārāhītantra, Varahi-tantra: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Varahitantra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Varahi Tantra A Critical Edition and Study Chapters 1 to 15

Vārāhītantra (वाराहीतन्त्र) (lit. the “Doctrine of the Boar-Goddess”) is a Śākta Tantra and it is found in various lists of the sixty-four Bhairava Tantras, such as in the Sarvollāsa, Kaulāvalī, Mahāsiddhasāratantra, Nityaṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra and the Kulacūḍāmaṇitantra. The Vārāhī Tantra, consisting of 2545 verses, refers to a Vārāhītantra of 6303 verses [...].

Note: There are four different texts bearing the title Vārāhītantra: the first of these (Vārāhī Tantra), is a text belonging to the Kaula tradition (Vārāhī Tantra 3.7). The second (Vārāhī Tantra), consisting of fifty chapters and 2545 verses, was revealed in the form of a dialogue between Varāha and Vārāhī. The third text is in the form of a dialogue between Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Rādhikā. The fourth, also called the Vajravārāhīkalpa, is a Bauddha Tantra.

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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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[«previous next»] — Varahitantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vārāhītantra (वाराहीतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—L. 287. 2481. Ben. 42. Oudh. Viii, 34. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^b, in Śāktānandataraṅgiṇī Oxf. 104^a, by Raghunandana and Kamalākara, in Āgamatattvavilāsa, Prāṇatoṣiṇī p. 2. Vārāhītantre Śatacaṇḍīsahasracaṇḍīvidhi. W. p. 357.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vārāhītantra (वाराहीतन्त्र):—[=vārāhī-tantra] [from vārāhī > vārāha] n. Name of [work]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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