The Shakta tantras and the two important schools: the Kālīkula and the Śrīkula and very important tantric works dealing with Mantra shastras and ritual handbooks known as nibandhas.
The tantra śāstras are an integral part of Hinduism and provide spiritual practitioners with concrete guidelines to achieve spiritual ascendancy.
Tantra, it has been pointed out, is the soul of Hindu spiritual practices. Its wide acceptance consciously or unconsciously – is the result of its eclectic and pragmatic nature.
Tantra is an essential constituent element of Hinduism and pervades almost all aspects of our lives.
Madhulika Sagaram introduces basic facets of Tantras.