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Vitani
15 July 2013, 07:50 PM
Namaste,

Are there any specific sampradayas in Shaktism?

Pranams

Jodhaa
16 July 2013, 12:28 PM
I have been wondering this myself. I did a quick search and I found this article that mentions 4. I don't know anything about how reliable this source is, but it might be a starting point. A quote from the article:

"In the Shakta division there are four Sampradayas, namely, Kerala, Kashmira, Gauda and Vilasa"

http://www.sacred-texts.com/tantra/sas/sas06.htmshanti

I have also read of the SriKula school and the SriKali school. There is a short article on wikipedia about it.

JaiMaaDurga
16 July 2013, 03:21 PM
Namaste Vitani,

I believe Jodhaa means "Srikula" and Kalikula".

Though we Shaktas may not be as numerous as Vaisnavas or Saivas,
there is certainly a wide variety of traditions and practices within that
which is generally called "Shaktism", depending on where one is, and
who one talks to, parampara, etc.

So, the short answer is, "Yes"- to give the long answer would mean
a very long post, without a more specific question ;)

JAI MATA DI

Jodhaa
16 July 2013, 04:03 PM
Namaste Vitani,

I believe Jodhaa means "Srikula" and Kalikula".

Though we Shaktas may not be as numerous as Vaisnavas or Saivas,
there is certainly a wide variety of traditions and practices within that
which is generally called "Shaktism", depending on where one is, and
who one talks to, parampara, etc.

So, the short answer is, "Yes"- to give the long answer would mean
a very long post, without a more specific question ;)

JAI MATA DI

Thank you for the correction:D