Agnibija, Agnibīja, Agni-bija: 5 definitions



Agnibija means something in 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 Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra

Agnibīja (अग्निबीज) refers to the seed syllable of fire, to be recited by the sthapati (master builder), while chiselling the third eye of Śiva, according to Mānasāra chapter 70.—Agnibīja-mantras are composed of ra, the seed syllable (bīja) of fire.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnibīja (अग्निबीज).—

1) the seed of Agni; (fig.) gold (rudratejaḥ samudbhūtaṃ hemabījaṃ vibhāvasoḥ)

2) Name of the letter र् (r).

Derivable forms: agnibījam (अग्निबीजम्).

Agnibīja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and bīja (बीज).

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

1) Agnibīja (अग्निबीज):—[=agni-bīja] [from agni] n. gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the letter r, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Agnibīja (अग्निबीज):—, so zu lesen st. vīja . Bez. der Silbe ram [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 318, Nalopākhyāna 11.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Agnibīja (अग्निबीज):—n.

1) *Gold.

2) Bez. des Lautes r.

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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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