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Tasting Śākta  Tantra – an amateur’s experience

The East has always been a land shrouded in attractive mysticism. Religions, cultures, traditions, cuisines and most importantly, Knowledge of the Self have pulled millions from across the world over centuries, or millennia even, towards discovering the shortest path to the East and, in effect, discovering the Self. The tremendous diversity and depths of approaching the Divine that exist in the East cannot be understood by merely labeling all that is endemic to modern day nations with socio-political boundaries under the one single umbrella term of “religion”. Even the term religion is a subject of controversy, which the author wishes not to cover in this article. bhārata[i], the land of sanātanadharma, with temples of all (and no) sizes and shapes dedicated to countless deities, has a matching number of perspectives of understanding the Divine and the Self. All these perspectives, called darshana-s, showcase the freedom of choice that is an inherent quality of the Indic culture. These darshana-s cover the entire range of possible personal spiritual philosophies – theistic, atheistic, agnostic, and non-theistic. Of these, …

Travel & Registration Grant For Conference On The Shakta Tantras

The International Conference On Historical, Sociological, Philosophical and Spiritual Significance Of Shakta Tantra with Special Reference to the Srividya Tradition is being held at Sanchi University during 17th-19th December, 2018. Tantrashastra is one of the most important traditions of India. It inherits the finest philosophy of Vedanta but has developed it’s own path for spiritual attainment. But it is a much neglected field in the history of Indian Philosophy. Much work has to be done to explore the full significance of Tantrashastra. There are three sub-schools within the Shaktatantra- Kaula, Misra and Samaya. They have their own independent treatises. The Kaula group has 64 treatises within various commentaries and the Mishra group has 8 treatises with several commentaries. The Samaya group is the most important among the Saktatantra on account of its exalted philosophy and unique method of worship. The Shubhagamapanchaka and hundreds of independent treatises explore it’s philosophy. The samaya tantras points the way to liberation along with the material prosperity. These tantras actually represent the quintessence of the old Upanishads, with their emphasis on …