Agneyastra, Āgneyāstra, Agneya-astra: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Agneyastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र).—A powerful weapon belonging to the demigod Agni. Arjuna received this weapon from his preceptor, Droṇa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र, “the fire weapon”) is a Sanskrit word for a weapon used in Purāṇic literature, such as the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (9.20.22-53), where it was in the presence of Devī Bhadrakālī, who was preparing for the war between Śankhacūḍa with the Devas.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र).—A powerful weapon or missile. One night Arjuna fought against a gandharva, Aṅgāraparṇa, on the banks of the river Ganges. Arjuna then described to him how he came into possession of this missile. This powerful missile was given first to Bhāradvāja by Bṛhaspati and Bharadvāja gave it to Agniveśya who in turn gave it to Droṇa and the latter gave it to Arjuna, his most favourite disciple. (Ślokas 29-30, Chapter 170, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र).—Given to Sagara by Bhārgava (Aurva).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 124 and 135; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 37.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र): Āgneyāstra is the fire weapon, incepted by God Agni, master of the flames.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Oppert. 6868. 7744.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र):—[from āgneya > āgnāpauṣṇa] n. ‘fiery weapon’, Name of a Tāntric formula.

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Agneyastra in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र):—(nm) a firearm, fire-emitting missile.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agneyastra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āgnēyāstra (ಆಗ್ನೇಯಾಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಆಗ್ನೇಯ [agneya]2 - 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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