Yonirupa, Yonirūpā, Yoni-rupa: 1 definition


Yonirupa 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

Yonirūpā (योनिरूपा) refers to “one who has the form of the female Yoni ”.—The common form for both male and female stones accounts for the ease with which they can change gender or be ‘neuter’, even if the texts on architecture distinguish stones on the basis of gender. So, by extension, a goddess can possess the stony form of a Liṅga. Rādhā, for example, in the Kṛṣṇayāmala is said to have this form (liṅgarūpā, liṅginī) as well as that of the female Yoni (yonirūpā).

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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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