Shakta

Some articles on shakta, shaktas:

History Of Shaktism - Rise of Popular Shaktism
... In the 18th and 19th centuries, "a good number of Shakta-Tantric works were composed" that "attempted to make the Tantric ideas popular among the masses." Notable examples include ... in eastern India with the passionate Shakta lyrics of Ramprasad Sen (1720–1781), which "opened not only a new horizon of the Shakti cult but made it acceptable to all ... The evolution "achieved a completeness" in the great Shakta saint Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836–1886), "who held from his Shakta experience that the aim of all religions ...
History Of Shaktism - Philosophical Development - Puranas - Devi Gita
... The Devi Gita is an important milestone, as the first major Shakta "theistic work steeped in bhakti." The Devi Gita is the final and best-known portion of the vast 11th-century scripture known as the ...
Haimavati - Association With Shiva
... It is only in goddess-oriented Shakta texts, that she is said to transcend even Shiva, and is identified as the Supreme Being ... However, Shaktas focus on Parvati's equality or even superiority to her consort ... the birth of the ten Mahavidyas (Wisdom Goddesses) of Shakta Tantrism ...
History Of Shaktism - Philosophical Development - Tantras
... sage and preceptor of the Advaita Vedanta system, implicitly recognized Shakta philosophy and Tantric liturgy as part of mainstream Hinduism in his powerful (and still ... Shankara, while "not a Shakta in the sectarian sense, had a soft corner for Shakta religion, perhaps due to its popularity among the masses." Another important Shakta text often attributed to Shankara is the ...
History Of Shaktism - Philosophical Development - Samkhya and Vedanta
... Shakta philosophy also elaborated Samkhya theory on the phases of cosmic evolution (tattvas) by expanding the number of phases from 25 to 36 tattvas ... worthy of note that this scheme of tattvas enables the Shakta philosophy to solve the conundrum.. ... In the Shakta cosmogony the central idea is that Shakti issues out of the Absolute and is not different from Brahman, being the kinetic aspect of Brahman." ...