Tantra Vidya Definition
Tantra refers to both the philosophy and set of spiritual practices that emerged in India around the 6th Century, focused on the direction and manipulation of universal energy as a means of liberation. Though it is most commonly understood to be a co-development of esoteric Hindu and Buddhism traditions, Tantra has also influenced a variety of Eastern religions such as Daoism, Shinto, Jainism and Tibetan Bon. The term is derived from the Sanskrit root tan meaning “to weave” or ‘”o compose,” and refers specifically to a type of instructional text, often presented as a dialogue between a god and a goddess.
These texts outline rituals and practices which can be used to invoke the energy of Tantric deities, including a Tantric interpretation of yoga known as Tantra yoga. Generally passed directly from guru to student, Tantric teachings are believed to grant spiritual transformation and even supernatural powers.
There are 6 types of Tantrik Kriya and Shatkaram Kriya