From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- point; mark; drop; dot; spot
- mark; symbol; truth; primal origin; infinity; absolute; immeasurable; subtle; the primal cause; the cosmic seed; pearl
- the dot in Indian alphabets that represents the Anusvāra which is associated with Śiva and Śakti and is of metaphysical significance; in Tāntrika philosophy, the primordial state of Śiva and Śakti in which they are united and undifferentiated, and exist as the zero-point of all creation.