The “Kularnava Tantra” is a major text in the Kula tradition of Shaktism and Tantric Shaivism. The term comes from the Sanskrit, kula, meaning “family” or “clan”; arnava, meaning “ocean” or “sea”; and Tantra, which is a Hindu ritual or mystical text. It is typically translated as “Ocean of the Kula.”
One of the main focuses of this Tantra is guru devotion. The “Kularnava Tantra” also covers the philosophy of Tantrism, the doctrine of duties and the distinctive rituals, such as cakrapuja (feasts or gatherings) and panca-makara (the five substances used in puja).