Vyapika, Vyāpikā, Vy-apika: 2 definitions


Vyapika 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vyāpikā (व्यापिका) refers to “that which is pervasive”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, while describing Trikhaṇḍā: “That energy which is supreme, subtle, endless, and pervasive [i.e., vyāpikā] (is the goddess) who is consciousness. Supreme and divine, she abides (in the objective sphere as each) moment of time. Endless, pervasive and divine, she resides in the Void (of the transcendent) and her form is the Point. She is the divine nectar within emission. She is activity (itself) that resides in the (pure transcendent reality) devoid of (phenomenal) activity (acāra). (Although she is thus) unmanifest, she possesses a manifest (form). (Now) I will explain her manifest (form)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vyāpikā (व्यापिका):—[=vy-āpikā] [from vy-āpaka > vy-āp] f. a woman who shows herself everywhere (?), [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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