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  Shaktism - Biocrawler
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, the Divine Mother, in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity.
In Shaktism, as Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, along with other scholars, noted, emphasis is given to the feminine manifest by which the masculine Un-manifest Parasiva is ultimately reached.
Shaktism as we know it today developed between the 4th and the 7th centuries CE in India.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Shaktism   (452 words)

  
 Uttarakhand Information Centre - Shaktism
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, or Devi -- the Hindu name for the Great Mother -- in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity.
In pure Shaktism, the Great Goddess, or Devi, is worshiped as nothing less than the highest divinity, Supreme Brahman Itself, the "one without a second," with all other forms of Divinity, female or male, considered to be merely her diverse manifestations.
Thus, these Shaivite views often conclude that Shaktism is effectively a sub-denomination of Saivism, arguing that Devi is worshipped in order to attain union with Siva, who in Shaktism is the impersonal unmanifest Absolute.
www.4dham.com /go2/Shaktism.html   (634 words)

  
  Shaktism - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, the Divine Mother, in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity.
In Shaktism, as Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami noted, emphasis is given to the feminine manifest by which the masculine Un-manifest Parasiva is ultimately reached.
Shaktism as we know it today developed between the 4th and the 7th centuries CE in India.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Shaktism   (427 words)

  
 Hinduism Today | Four Sects | October/November/December, 2003
Shaktism: Shakti is an active, immanent Being, separate from a quiescent and remote Siva.
Shaktism: The Goddess Shakti is both compassionate and terrifying, pleasing and wrathful, assuaged by sacrifice and submission.
Shaktism: The spiritual practices in Shaktism are similar to those in Saivism, though there is more emphasis in Saktism on God's Power as opposed to Being, on mantras and yantras, and on embracing apparent opposites: male-female, absolute-relative, pleasure-pain, cause-effect, mind-body.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/2003/10-12/44-49_four_sects.shtml   (2517 words)

  
 The Indian Religion of the Goddess Shakti
The principal doctrine of "Shaktism", that the whole Universe of mind and matter is created by Her, the Powerful Goddess Shakti, is described in full detail, with Indian accuracy in spiritual matters, in the Cosmogony of Shaktism.
The highest state of consiousness or liberation (Mukti) in Shaktism is the attainment, the spiritual realisation, of the highest, unchanging, eternal, absolute union of Shiva and Shakti within himself, into which his being is to be ultimately absorbed.
All the rites of Shaktism, of which I have here mentioned only one, tend in such a direction as to awaken within him the spiritual and aesthetically productive forces of man. As soon as these usually slumbering forces are awakened, the Shakta knows and feels himself as being born again within the spiritual world.
ccbs.ntu.edu.tw /FULLTEXT/JR-JSS/shakti.htm   (5009 words)

  
 Heart of Hinduism: Shaktism
Shaktism focusses on the goddess generically called "Devi." She is worshipped most often as the consort of Shiva, but has also been raised to the status of the Supreme.
Since Shiva embodies the male principle and Shakti embodies the female, the two principles of Shaivism and Shaktism are complementary.
A notable aspect of Shaktism is animal sacrifice and even documented accounts of human sacrifice.
hinduism.iskcon.com /tradition/1203.htm   (346 words)

  
  Search for Shaktism - WordIQ.com
Shaktism is one of the four primary sects of Hinduism.
In Shaktism, Shakti is worshiped as the Supreme Being.
Saivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism are considered to be the major sects of...
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 Hinduism Today | Nov 1994
Its four principal denominations are Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism.
Shaktism reveres the Supreme as the Divine Mother, Shakti or Devi, in Her many forms, both gentle and fierce.
Shaktism is chiefly advaitic, defining the soul's destiny as complete identity with the Unmanifest, Siva.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1994/11/1994-11-09.shtml   (1124 words)

  
 power aspect of the God,Worship of Shakti,Shaktism,The basis of Shaktism
Worship of Shakti or Shaktism is one of the oldest and most wide spread religious tradition in the world.
Shaktism upholds that the only source and authority regarding transcendental or supersensual matters such as the nature of Brahman, etc., is Veda.
Shaktism is not a mere theory or philosophy.
www.healthandyoga.com /html/readingroom/ays/ays249.asp   (570 words)

  
 tantra and shaktism
Eliade's view on this subject collapses divisions between Shaktism [term gestalt] and tantra.
While Shaktism is a primary undercurrent in the historical development of Hindu traditions and Shakti herself is a central figure in many tantric visions of the universe, there are vastly divergent areas between them.
etc,(modified versions of these are still extant) while Shaktism is defined primarily by the centrality of the goddess.
www.colorado.edu /ReligiousStudies/TheStrip/features/thesis/inter/eliade/crit11.htm   (108 words)

  
 Shaktism information - Search.com
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, or Devi Mata -- the Hindu name for the Great Divine Mother -- in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity (which are however deemed to be inactive in the absence of the Shakti).
In pure Shaktism, the Great Goddess, or Devi, is worshiped as nothing less than the highest divinity, Supreme Brahman Itself, the "one without a second," with all other forms of Divinity, female or male, considered to be merely her diverse manifestations.
Thus, these Shaivite views often conclude that Shaktism is effectively a sub-denomination of Saivism, arguing that Devi is worshipped in order to attain union with Siva, who in Shaktism is the impersonal unmanifest Absolute.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/Shaktism   (1289 words)

  
 Shakti
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, the Divine Mother, in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity.
In Shaktism, as Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, along with other scholars, noted, emphasis is given to the feminine manifest by which the masculine Un-manifest Parasiva is ultimately reached.
Shaktism as we know it today developed between the 4th and the 7th centuries CE in India.
www.thaiexotictreasures.com /shakti.html   (530 words)

  
 Folk Shaktism
Shaktism's first historical signs are thousands of female statuettes dated ca 5500 bce recovered at the Mehrgarh village in India.
Geographically, Shaktism has two main forms, the Srikula "family of the Goddess Sri (or Lakshmi)," which respects the brahminical tradition (a mainstream Hindu tradition which respects caste and purity rules) and is strongest in South India; and the Kalikula, "family of Kali," which rejects brahminical tradition and prevails in Northern and Eastern India.
Among the eminent mantras of Shaktism is: Aum Hrim Chandikayai Namah, "I bow to Her who tears apart all dualities." There are many varieties of folk Shaktism gravitating around various forms of the Goddess, such as Kali, Durga and a number of forms of Amman.
shaktiwicca.tripod.com /id33.html   (773 words)

  
 Shakti Sadhana Org : : About Us
In Shaktism also, the basic concept is merger with the absolute even while living in the world, without renunciation.
Our goal is to encourage open debate and discussion of Shaktism, whether positive or negative, in the belief that the best cure for ignorance, misunderstanding, and -- above all -- misinformation, is a frank discourse between people who truly love Devi, and have chosen to approach the Ultimate Divine through Her myriad forms.
Shaktism can only be understood in the most limited and sterile fashion from the outside.
shaktisadhana.50megs.com /Newhomepage/AboutUs.html   (2499 words)

  
 Scriptures of Hinduism
Shaktism considers the Mother Goddess as the Supreme Self and relegates Iswara, the Divine Father, to a secondary position.
In Shaktism the Divine Mother is both the cause of delusion (maya) and the source of liberation.
Shaktism gave birth to the practice of Tantric forms of worship which were not generally acceptable to the followers of Vedic methods of worship.
www.hinduwebsite.com /hinduism/hinduscriptures.asp   (3247 words)

  
 Shaktism (Shakta) Brahmin Samaj   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Term : "Shaktism (Shakta): "Doctrine of power." The religion followed by those who worship the Supreme as the Divine Mother -- Shakti or Devi -- in Her many forms, both gentle and fierce.
Shaktism is one of the four primary denominations of Hinduism.
Description : "Shaktism (Shakta): "Doctrine of power." The religion followed by those who worship the Supreme as the Divine Mother -- Shakti or Devi -- in Her many forms, both gentle and fierce.
homepage.ntlworld.com /prakash.joshi/Shaktism__Shakta_.html   (94 words)

  
 Kali
) explains that those who follow Shaktism, or those who worship Shakti, have a primary goal which is;
"complete identification with God Shiva." ; Shaktism is one of the four major sects of Hinduism.
God is both the formless Absolute (Shiva) and the manifest divine, (Shakti) worshipped as (the following are a few forms Shakti is recognized as) Parvati, Durga, Kali, Anman, Rajarajeshvari, etc."
www.coreymondello.com /Kali.html   (867 words)

  
 Hinduism - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Shaktism worships the Goddess Devi or alternatively (where it is viewed as a subsect of Shaivism) as the energy of Shiva.
It is associated with Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra philosophies, is ultimately monist, and has a rich tradition of Bhakti yoga associated with it.
Shaivite views often consider Shaktism to be sub-denomination of Saivism, arguing that Devi is worshipped as female in order to attain union with Siva, who in Saivism is the male counterpart of Devi and in Shaktism, is viewed as the formless Absolute.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/h/i/n/Hinduism.html   (6385 words)

  
 Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, Smarta Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The soul's final destiny is to merge with God Shiv.
HINDUISM - SHAKTISM GOALS: The primary goal of Shaktism is Moksh, defined as complete identification with God Shiv.
A secondary goal for the Shaktas is to perform good works selflessly so that one may go, on death, to the heaven worlds and thereafter enjoy a good birth on Earth, for heaven too is a transitory state.
www.hindunet.org /alt_hindu/1994_2/msg00012.html   (361 words)

  
 Shaktism
Shaktism is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, or Devi Mata -- the Hindu name for the Great Divine Mother -- in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity (which are however deemed to be inactive in the absence of the Shakti).
This form of Hinduism, known as Shaktism, is strongly associated with Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra Hindu philosophies and is ultimately monist, though there is a rich tradition of Bhakti yoga associated with it.
www.experiencefestival.com /shaktism   (1165 words)

  
 Shakti - The Power of the Feminine - Page 152
While some references to Shaktism can certainly be found in the ancient Vedic literature (Sharma, 1974), it is the works known as the Tantras which are considered most authoritative by adherents.
Philosophic ally, the teachings of Shaktism seem to occupy a middle position between the dualism of Samkhya and the extremely monistic interpretation of Vedanta posited by Shankara.
In Shaktism, it is believed that Shakti (the goddess Prakriti) evolves her own being into 36 tattvas, or constituents of reality, in order to create the universe.
members.fortunecity.com /sitaram/page152.htm   (3089 words)

  
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Tantra in India: Hindu Shaktism "The broad, underlying foundation of Tantra philosophy may be summarized briefly as follows: "The universe and everything in it is permeated by a secret energy or power, emanating from the single Source of all being.
"The thing which distinguishes [Shaktism] from other forms of yoga is that, wheras other schools teach techniques aimed at self-denial and the extinction of sensuous experience, Tantra urges the fullest possible involvement in life.
Shaktism upholds that the only source and authority regarding transcendental or super-sensual matters such as the nature of Brahman, etc., is Veda.
www.hollyfeld.org /Esoteric/Text/Tantra/edit/doc7   (3297 words)

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