We had an intense and interactive study group on the iconography of Chamunda by Moumita Mazumdar in October 2022.
Creating discussion groups for specialized topics has always been on our mind. When a study group participant suggested we create a WhatsApp group for those interested in various facets of Shaktism or Shakta tradition, we thought it was a good way to take the idea forward.
What is Shakta tradition?
The Shakta tradition preaches the veneration of the feminine divine principle. The Great Goddess is conceived as the personification of the primeval energy and the source of all divine and cosmic energy. Shaktism identifies the Female Divine Principle with the Supreme Being, and practices the worship of Mother Goddess.
A special interest group (SIG) for Sambhasha Foundation is a forum to discuss topics impromptu and/or at length when we visit places or stumble upon a fascinating part of our culture and heritage. Please note there are no right or wrong questions and we do not have all answers, just observations and “free” discussions.
If the Shakta tradition (socio-political context, iconography, relevance, rituals, texts, temples, origin and spread, patronage) interests you, please consider joining us on this journey. Click on the following link to join the discussion: