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Hindu tantras

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What are the Tantras?

The Tantras ("looms" or "weavings") are sectarian scriptures dealing with certain aspects of a god and rules for discipline for the worshipper.

Tantras are scriptures dedicated to each of the three major theological traditions of Hindu dharma: Vaishnavism, Shavism, Shaktism (Divine Mother). Each denomination adores its god as the Ultimate Reality.

Tantras are associated with "medieval India," having been written between 500 and 1800.

Each Tantra has four parts:

    Philosophical and spiritual truths
    Yoga and mental discipline
    Rules for constructing temples and carving statues of deities
    Rules on religious rituals and festivals

Source

www.religionfacts.com