Yonipancaka, Yonipañcaka, Yoni-pancaka: 1 definition


Yonipancaka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Yonipanchaka.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yonipancaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Yonipañcaka (योनिपञ्चक) [=Pañcayoni?] refers to the “five-fold Yoni”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The letters that are part of the body of that Vidyā that has been explained previously as (conjoined with Mālinī, that is) with the sequence (of letters) beginning with Na and ending with Pha, are conjoined with the Five Praṇavas. And so each letter, in due order, is (united) with the essential nature of the one five-fold Yoni [i.e., pañcayoni]. Bhairava as the sequence (of the letters) beginning with A and ending with KṢa is Śabdarāśi. One should encapsulate each of those letters individually with the Five Praṇavas”.

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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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