In the conventional wisdom of Hindu religious writing, Tantra alludes to a class of post-Vedic Sanskrit compositions like the Puranas (middle age comprehensive assortments of fantasies, legends, etc). In this utilization, Tantras are, hypothetically, considered to treat philosophy, Yoga, development of temples and other religious symbols, and significant religious practices; in actuality, they will generally manage such parts of famous Hinduism as spells, customs, and signs. They are recognized along Hindu partisan lines between the Shaiva Agamas, the Vaishnava Samhitas, and the Shakta Tantras.
The arrangements of the Shakta Tantras vary extensively from each other. They accentuate the goddess Shakti as the female representation of the imaginative power or energy of the god Shiva. This view taken to its outrageous limits holds that Shiva without his Shakti resembles a carcass. A tantra usually appears as an exchange between the Hindu divine beings Shiva and Shakti/Parvati. Shiva is referred to in Hinduism as 'Yogiraj' or 'Yogeshwara,' 'The King of Yoga' or 'Divine force of Yoga' while his partner is viewed as his ideal female equivalent. Each defines specific strategies and methods to the other for achieving moksha (freedom/edification), or for achieving a specific functional outcome. (Agamas are Shiva to Shakti, and Nigamas are Shakti to Shiva.) In the Tantras that are associated with Yoga, Shakti is related to the kundalini, or the energy that lies curled at the foundation of the spine until raised through the body by yogic disciplines. The Tantras additionally stress the viability of yantras and mandalas (ceremonial charts) and of mantras (spiritualist syllables or consecrated equations).
The Tantric side of Hinduism
While Hinduism is normally seen as being Vedic, the Tantras are not viewed as a feature of the customary Hindu/Vedic sacred texts. They are said to run close to one another, The Vedas of universal Hinduism on one side and the Agamas of Tantra on the other. In any case, the practices, mantras and thoughts of the Atharva Veda are particularly unique in relation to those of the earlier three and give indications of a strong non-Aryan impact. Without a doubt, the Atharva Veda is referred to by numerous Tantra texts as a wellspring of incredible information. It is eminent that all through the Tantras, for example, the Mahanirvana Tantra, they adjust themselves as being normal progressions of the Vedas.
Tantra exists for otherworldly searchers in the time of Kaliyuga when Vedic practices will not apply to the present status of ethical quality and Tantra will be the most immediate means to spiritual acknowledgement.
Tantra, being an enhancement of early Hindu-Vedic ideas, embraced the Hindu divine beings and goddesses, particularly Shiva and Shakti, along with the Advaita (non-dualist Vedic) reasoning that each addresses a part of a definitive Para Shiva, or Brahman. These divinities might be revered remotely (with blossoms, incense and so on) in any case, more critically, are utilized as objects of devotion, where the expert envisions oneself to encounter the darshan or 'vision' of the god being referred to. The old devadasi custom of holy temple dance, found in the contemporary Bharatanatyam is an illustration of such devotion to performing arts. Heavenly love is communicated in Sringara and Bhakti.
Q1. How do Tantras view the human body?
Tantrikas for the most part consider the body to be a microcosm; in this manner in the Kaulajnana-nirnaya, for instance, the expert mulls over the head as the moon, the heart as the sun and the private parts as fire.
Q2. How did Tantras originate?
Academic research of the origination of Tantra is frequently attributed to pre-Aryan, Indus Valley civilizations of comparable native, ancestral gatherings or as a necessary portion of the Indian social texture.
Q3. Which are some good books
to understand Tantra?
Some good books on the
basic concepts of Tantra, the power of Tantric Mantras, and its methods are “ஜால தந்திர ரகசியங்கள்: Secrets of Tantra (Tamil)” published by Karpagam Puthakalayam, Chennai, “Tantra
Anubhavam (Tamil)” by Osho, “தாந்திரீக பரிகாரங்கள்- Tantric Remedies (Tamil)” published by Sri Auromirra Prasuram, Tamil Nadu, “The
Tantric Powers of Gem Stones
by N. Thammanna Chettiar, “Tantric
Methods 2000 (Tamil)” by Devendra Pandit. You can buy these books easily at
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