Agnijihva, aka: Agni-jihva, Agnijihvā, Agnijiḥva; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Agnijihvā (अग्निजिह्वा):—Another name for Mahābalā, the Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four goddesses of the Sūryamaṇḍala, according to the Gorakṣa-saṃhitā and the kubjikāmata-tantra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Agnijiḥva (अग्निजिःव).—A daitya in the fifth talam (Mahātalam).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 35.

1b) A Trayārṣeya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 43.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Agnijihva (अग्निजिह्व).—a.

1) having a fiery tongue.

2) one having fire for the tongue, epithet of a God or of Visṇu in the boar incarnation.

-hvā

Agnijihva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and jihva (जिह्व).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnijihvā (अग्निजिह्वा).—f.

(-hvā) 1. A medicinal plant. See lāṅgalikī 2. A flame of fire. E. agni, and jihvā the tongue, growing like a flame of fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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