TRIKA (‘Triad’ Lineage)

TRIKA (‘Triad’ Lineage)

* A prominent pan-Indian, śākta (Goddess-oriented) lineage which prospered in Kashmir, largely due to the gnosticized adaptation of its ritual praxis by Abhinavagupta.

* Central revealed scriptures include the Siddhayogeśvarīmata, the Mālinīvijayottara Tantra, and the Parātriṃśikā Tantra.

Trika scriptures (‘divinely revealed’)—

  • Mālinīvijayottaratantra.
  • Parātriṃśikā.

Trika related (human-authored works)—

  • Śivasūtra of Vasugupta.
  • Śivasūtravārtika (commentary by Bhaṣkara)
  • Śivasūtravṛtti (anon. commentary)
  • Śivadṛṣṭi of Somānanda, with -vṛtti (commentary by Utpaladeva.
  • Parātriṃśikāvivaraṇa (a commentary on the PT by Abhinavagupta)
  • Parātriśikāvivṛti (a commentary on the PT by Lakṣmīrāma)
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