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अभिनवगुप्त चिंतन- एक परिचय

अभिनवगुप्त चिंतन- एक परिचय

आचार्य अभिनवगुप्त तंत्रागमीय संस्कृति में विकसित त्रिक चिन्तन परम्परा के मूर्धन्य आचार्य हैं । उन्होंने न केवल त्रिक चिन्तन को युक्तियों से पोषित कर, समस्त समवर्ती दर्शनों के संदर्भ में रख कर इस तांत्रिक दृष्टि को विकसित किया वरन् सम्पूर्ण भारतीय विमर्श को समन्वित कर एक ऐसी समग्रतावादी विचार प्रणाली प्रस्तुत की जिसमें समस्त विचार सरणियाँ परस्पर अनुपूरक बन कर सामने आती हैं, कहीं किसी विरोध की स्थिति नहीं रहती ।

इसी कारण यह चिन्तन एक ऐसी उदात्त दृष्टि प्रस्तुत करता है जो वर्तमान समय की माँग है ।

इस पाठ्यक्रम के माध्यम से हम अभिनवगुप्त के द्वारा प्रस्तुत उस दृष्टि को और उन युक्तियों को जानने का प्रयास करेंगे जिनको अपनाकर हम मानसिक रूप से स्वस्थ रह सकते हैं और एक स्वस्थ समाज के निर्माण में सहायक हो सकते हैं ।

Abhinavagupta is the foremost scholar of Trika Shaivism of Kashmir. He grounded this thought with strong logic, developed the Trika philosophy in the context of contemporary thought systems of his time and evolved such a holistic worldview where all existing thought currents may become complementary and all contradictions may vanish. Thus, he presents an integral way of life to develop oneself as a better human being, beneficial in evolving a healthy society.

If you are a learner keen to know more about this great polymath, this is the Indica Course for you!

15 hours
Date & Time

28 August 2021 - 26 March 2022

7:00 PM -8:00 PM IST

Alternate Saturday


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the beginning of the course
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
Contact Details



This Indica Course is for those learners who are interested in the philosophy of Acharya Abhinavagupta and who wish to know him through his original text.


  • To acquaint the learners with the philosophy of Abhinavagupta through the original sources and
  • To introduce learners with the the core theme of his thought as the holistic approach towards life

Expected Outcomes

  • Knowledge about Abhinavagupta’s thought (अभिनवगुप्त का दर्शन:)
  • An understanding of the distinguished character of Trika philosophy as propounded by Abhinavagupta with the historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives of the system


  • History
    • Nature of Tantragamiya cult, relation with vedic current, types of tantras
    • History of Trika system, sub-schools, teachers, Literature, modern scholars
    • Abhinavagupta: life and works, main contribution.
  • Primary concepts
    • Nature of Ultimate Reality
    • Theory of Freedom (Svātantryavāda)
    • Theory of manifestation (Ābhāsavāda)
    • Bondage and liberation (Bandha and Mokṣha)
  • Bodhapan͂chadashika

Reading List

  • Abhinavagupta: a historical and philosophical study – Dr. K.C. Pandey, 1963
  • काश्मीर शैव दर्शन, बलजिन्नाथ पंडित, 1973
  • तंत्रागमीय धर्म-दर्शन, पं. ब्रजवल्लभ द्विवेदी, 2000
  • अभिनवगुप्त का तन्त्रागमीय दर्शन, नवजीवन रस्तोगी, 2018
  • सर्वदर्शंनसंग्रह (प्रत्यभिज्ञा दर्शन पर अध्याय), सायण-माधव, हिंदी अनुवाद – उमाशंकर शर्मा ऋषि, 1961
  • बोधपञ्चदशिका, अभिनवगुप्त, काश्मीर संस्कृत सीरीज 
  • बोधपञ्चदशिका, स्वामी लक्ष्मण जू , ईश्वर आश्रम ट्रस्ट

Dr. Meera Rastogi

Dr. Meera Rastogi belongs to the direct lineage of Prof, K.C. Pandey and Prof. Navjivan Rastogi.

She retired from Lucknow University as Assistant Professor, Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages.

She has worked on “Abhinavagupta’s theory of speech” as a General Fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.

Dr. Rastogi’s publications include Tāntrika Shivādvayavāda meṅ Icchā-Swātantrya tathā Niyamanavāda (Freewill and Determinism in Tantrika Shaiva-monism), Classical Publications Co-edited with Prof. Navjivan Rastogi, Abhinavā: Prof. Kanti Chandra Pandey Commemoration Volume, MRML, 2013. She has also published research papers and delivered lectures on various topics of Kashmir Shaivism.