Abhasvara, aka: Ābhāsvara; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Abhasvara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Ābhāsvara (आभास्वर) refers to “streaming radiance” and represents one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ābhāsvara). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

One of the Arupyadhatu Devas:

The Abhasvara devas enjoy the delights of the second dhyana..

See Abhasvara Worlds

(Source): WikiPedia: Buddhism

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