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Hinduism - What Is The Shrividya Tradition?



Shrividya is a secret, ritual-based religious tradition practiced in southern India, with the goddess Lalita Tripurasundari as its main deity.

The Shrichakra, a specific sym bolic diagram (yantra) formed of a sequence of interlocking triangles, is used ritually in the Shrividya tradition.

The Shrichakra ritual, also known as samhara krama, is a systematic ritual that involves the destruction of the perceivable world and all illusions of duality in order to achieve union with the single true reality.

The practice of kundalini yoga, which is based on the tantric concept of the subtle body—the six psychic centers (chakras) running along the spine—seeks to achieve ultimate union within the aspirant's own body by bringing together the microcosmic forms of the deities Shiva and Shakti that exist within the body, is the interior counterpart to this exterior ritual.

See Douglas Renfrew Brooks, The Secret of the Three Cities, 1990, for a thorough examination of the Shrividya tradition.

~Kiran Atma

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