Variruhashatka, Vāriruhaṣaṭka, Variruha-shatka: 1 definition

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Variruhashatka 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.

The Sanskrit term Vāriruhaṣaṭka can be transliterated into English as Variruhasatka or Variruhashatka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Variruhashatka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Vāriruhaṣaṭka (वारिरुहषट्क) [=Ṣaḍvāriruha?] refers to “six lotuses”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, I praise you with mind and speech. [...] Dwelling originally in the abode of Śiva, you multiply yourself sixfold and prepare the path of existence where you nurture wonderful and manifold creation with your own six forms. You shed moonlight on the path of Suṣumṇā that is charming due to the beautiful appearance of the six lotuses (vāriruhaṣaṭka) serving as [your] bases”.

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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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