Śrī Vidyā

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A Tantric Śākta cult focused on the ritual worship of the all-powerful goddess Tripurasundarī. The tradition takes its name from the śrīvidyā mantra which, along with the śrīyantra, is one of the principal forms in which she is worshipped. The cult claims to have originated as the southern transmission of the Kaula system of Tantric Śaivism, developing out of the Tantras of the Śrīkula schools. In moving south, it assimilated elements of brahmin, Vedānta culture, and has become associated with both the monasticism of the Daśanāmi maṭhas, and the Śaiva/Śākta temple culture of South India. See also Tripurasundarī.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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