Vyaktarupa, Vyaktarūpa, Vyakta-rupa: 3 definitions


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

Vyaktarūpa (व्यक्तरूप) refers to “one whose body is manifest”, according to the commentary on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Kubjikā is the crooked (energy) of those two (the Sun and the Moon). [...] (Her body is) both manifest [i.e., vyaktarūpa] and unmanifest. Kauleśvarī, who possesses such a body, cannot be conceived to be either supreme (transcendent) or inferior (immanent). This is because she is the energy of the submarine fire (vāḍavīkalā) in as much as she pervades the Wheel of Fire and withdraws it”.

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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»] — Vyaktarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyaktarūpa (व्यक्तरूप).—an epithet of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: vyaktarūpaḥ (व्यक्तरूपः).

Vyaktarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vyakta and rūpa (रूप).

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

Vyaktarūpa (व्यक्तरूप):—[=vy-akta-rūpa] [from vy-akta > vy-añj] m. ‘having a manifested form’, Name of Viṣṇu, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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