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By Jit Majumdar

  1. point; mark; drop; dot; spot
  2. mark; symbol; truth; primal origin; infinity; absolute; immeasurable; subtle; the primal cause; the cosmic seed; pearl
  3. 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.