Shaktism

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Shaktism (Sanskrit:, lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the eternal Goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically feminine and Adi Parashakti is supreme.wikipedia
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Adi Parashakti

AdishaktiDivine MotherAdi Parasakthi
Shaktism (Sanskrit:, lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the eternal Goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically feminine and Adi Parashakti is supreme.
Adi Parashakti is considered the Supreme Being in the Shaktism sect of Hinduism.

Parvati

ParvathiUmaGoddess Parvati
Shaktism has different sub-traditions, ranging from those focused on gracious Gauri to fierce Kali, and some Shakti sub-traditions associate their Goddess with Shiva or Brahma or Vishnu. The most common aspects of Devi found in Shaktism include Durga, Kali, Amba, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati and Tripurasundari.
Known by many other names, she is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Supreme Hindu goddess Adi Parashakti (Shivasakthi) and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect.

Shiva

Lord ShivaSivaLord Siva
Shaktism has different sub-traditions, ranging from those focused on gracious Gauri to fierce Kali, and some Shakti sub-traditions associate their Goddess with Shiva or Brahma or Vishnu.
In the Shaktism tradition, the Goddess, or Devi, is described as one of the supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma.

Hinduism

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Shaktism (Sanskrit:, lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the eternal Goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically feminine and Adi Parashakti is supreme.
The four largest denominations of Hinduism are the Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and Smartism.

Devi Mahatmya

Devi MahatmyamDurga SaptashatiChandi
In addition, it reveres the texts Devi Mahatmya, the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Mahabhagwata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad.
Along with Devi-Bhagavata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad, it is one of the most important texts of Shaktism (goddess) tradition within Hinduism.

Devi-Bhagavata Purana

Devi Bhagavata PuranaDevi BhagavataDevi Gita
In addition, it reveres the texts Devi Mahatmya, the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Mahabhagwata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad.
Along with Devi Mahatmya, it is one of the most important works in Shaktism, a tradition within Hinduism that reveres Devi or Shakti (Goddess) as the primordial creator of the universe and the Brahman (ultimate truth and reality).

Shakta Upanishads

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In addition, it reveres the texts Devi Mahatmya, the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Mahabhagwata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad. Other important texts of Shaktism include the Shakta Upanishads, as well as Shakta-oriented Upa Puranic literature such as the Devi Purana and Kalika Purana, the Lalita Sahasranama (from the Brahmanda Purana).
Shakta Upanishads are a group of minor Upanishads of Hinduism related to the Shaktism theology of a Goddess (Devi) as the Supreme Being.

Devi Upanishad

Devī
In addition, it reveres the texts Devi Mahatmya, the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, Mahabhagwata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad.
It is one of the 19 Upanishads attached to the Atharvaveda, and is classified as one of the eight Shakta Upanishads.

Tripura Sundari

TripurasundariLalitaShodashi
The most common aspects of Devi found in Shaktism include Durga, Kali, Amba, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati and Tripurasundari.
According to the Srikula tradition in Shaktism, Tripura Sundari is the foremost of the Mahavidyas and the highest aspect of Goddess Adi Parashakti.

Tripura

Tripura StatePenchartal, TripuraTripura, India
The Goddess-focused tradition is particularly popular in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Kumaon, Mithila (North Bihar) and Nepal and the neighboring regions, which it celebrates through festivals such as the Durga puja.
The Sanskrit name of the state is linked to the Hindu goddess of beauty; Tripura Sundari, the presiding deity of the Tripura Sundari Temple at Udaipur, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas (pilgrimage centres of Shaktism), and to the legendary tyrant king Tripur, who reigned in the region.

Durga

MahishasuramardiniGoddess DurgaMahishamardini
The most common aspects of Devi found in Shaktism include Durga, Kali, Amba, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati and Tripurasundari.
She is a central deity in Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, where she is equated with the concept of ultimate reality called Brahman.

Shaivism

ShaivaShaiviteSaivite
Shaktism's ideas have influenced Vaishnavism and Shaivism traditions, with the Goddess considered the Shakti of Vishnu and Shiva respectively, and revered prominently in numerous Hindu temples and festivals.
It is closely related to Shaktism, and some Shaiva worship in Shiva and Shakti temples.

Lakshmi

MahalakshmiLaxmiGoddess Lakshmi
The most common aspects of Devi found in Shaktism include Durga, Kali, Amba, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati and Tripurasundari.
Lakshmi is considered another aspect of the same supreme goddess principle in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism.

Devi

Hindu goddessgoddessDevī
–Devi Sukta, Rigveda 10.125.3 – 10.125.8,
She has inspired the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism.

Tantra

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Shaktism is known for its various sub-traditions of Tantra, as well as a galaxy of Goddesses with respective systems.
Lorenzen's "broad definition" extends this by including a broad range of "magical beliefs and practices" such as Yoga and Shaktism.

Hindus

HinduShrimantHindoos
The pantheon of Goddesses in Shaktism grew after the decline of Buddhism in India, wherein Hindu and Buddhist Goddesses were combined to form the Mahavidya, a list of ten Goddesses.

Kundalini yoga

Laya yogaKundalinikuṇḍalinī
Sub-traditions of Shaktism include "Tantra", which refers to techniques, practices and ritual grammar involving mantra, yantra, nyasa, mudra and certain elements of traditional kundalini yoga, typically practiced under the guidance of a qualified guru after due initiation (diksha) and oral instruction to supplement various written sources.
Kundalini yoga is a school of yoga that is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism.

Tripuratapini Upanishad

Tripurātapini
Along with the Tripura Upanishad, the Tripuratapini Upanishad has attracted scholarly bhasya (commentary) in the second half of 2nd-millennium, such as by Bhaskararaya, and by Ramanand.
It is classified as one of the eight Shakta Upanishads and attached to the Atharvaveda.

Tripura Upanishad

Tripura
The Tripura Upanishad is historically the most complete introduction to Shakta Tantrism, distilling into its 16 verses almost every important topic in Shakta Tantra tradition.
Composed in Sanskrit, the text is classified as a Shakta Upanishad and attached to the Rigveda.

Kalika Purana

Kalika-PuranaKalikaKālikā Purāṇa
Other important texts of Shaktism include the Shakta Upanishads, as well as Shakta-oriented Upa Puranic literature such as the Devi Purana and Kalika Purana, the Lalita Sahasranama (from the Brahmanda Purana).
The Kalika Purana (Kālikā Purāṇa), also called the Kali Purana, Sati Purana or Kalika Tantra, is one of the eighteen minor Puranas (Upapurana) in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism.

Upanishads

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Goddesses such as Uma appear in the Upanishads as another aspect of Brahman and the knower of ultimate knowledge, such as in section 3 and 4 of the ancient Kena Upanishad.
These are further divided into Upanishads associated with Shaktism (goddess Shakti), Sannyasa (renunciation, monastic life), Shaivism (god Shiva), Vaishnavism (god Vishnu), Yoga, and Sāmānya (general, sometimes referred to as Samanya-Vedanta).

Sanskrit

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Shaktism (Sanskrit:, lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the eternal Goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically feminine and Adi Parashakti is supreme.

Chhinnamasta

ChinnamastaMata Chhinmastika
The rarer forms of Devi found among tantric Shakta are the Mahavidyas, particularly Tara, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Kamala and Bhuvaneshvari.
Chhinnamasta is worshipped in the Kalikula sect of Shaktism, the Goddess-centric tradition of Hinduism.

Lalita Sahasranama

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Other important texts of Shaktism include the Shakta Upanishads, as well as Shakta-oriented Upa Puranic literature such as the Devi Purana and Kalika Purana, the Lalita Sahasranama (from the Brahmanda Purana).
This sahasranama is held as a sacred text for the worship of the "Divine Mother", Lalita, and is used in the worship of Durga, Parvati, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhagavati, etc. A principal text of Shakti worshipers, it names her various attributes, and these names are organized in the form of a hymn.

Kali

Goddess KaliKālīKaali
Shaktism has different sub-traditions, ranging from those focused on gracious Gauri to fierce Kali, and some Shakti sub-traditions associate their Goddess with Shiva or Brahma or Vishnu. The most common aspects of Devi found in Shaktism include Durga, Kali, Amba, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati and Tripurasundari.
Kali is one of the ten Mahavidyas, a list which combines Sakta and Buddhist goddesses.