KĀLĪKULA LINEAGE OF KASHMIR

THE KĀLĪKULA (‘RETINUE OF KĀLĪ’) OR KRAMA (‘SEQUENCE’) LINEAGE

This highly influential and uniquely Kashmirian śākta (Goddess-worshipping) lineage was founded by Jñānanetra-nātha (ca. 850 A.D.) who was initiated by Maṅgalā, the ‘Auspicious One’ (Kālī), and her retinue of cremation ground goddesses (pīṭheśvarīs) in Oḍḍiyāṇa (Northern Kashmir). The Kālīkula was commonly known as the Krama (‘Sequence’ or ‘Cycle’), for its radically innovative form of worship … Continue reading