Agnijvala, Agnijvālā, Agnijvāla, Agni-jvala: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला):—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.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Agnijvala in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Agnijvāla (अग्निज्वाल).—The name of a hell to which disturbers of hermitages go;1 those fallen from their āśrama duties undergo torments in.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 149, 174.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 148, 171.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Agnijvala in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला) is another name for Mahārāṣṭrī, a medicinal plant identified with Lippia nodiflora Mich., synonym of Phyla nodiflora (“frog fruit”) from the Verbenaceae or verbena family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.106-108 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Agnijvālā and Mahārāṣṭrī, there are a total of thirteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Agnijvala in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला) is the name of a Vidyādhara-city, situated on mount Vaitāḍhya (in the northern row), according to chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.


“[...] Taking their families and all their retinue and ascending the best of cars, they went to Vaitāḍhya. [...] Ten yojanas above the earth, King Vinami made at once sixty cities in a northern row at the command of the Nāga-king. [viz., Agnijvālā]. Vinami himself, who had resorted to Dharaṇendra, inhabited the city Gaganavallabha, the capital of these. [...] The two rows of Vidyādhara-cities looked very magnificent, as if the Vyantara rows above were reflected below. After making many villages [viz., Agnijvālā] and suburbs, they established communities according to the suitability of place. The communities there were called by the same name as the community from which the men had been brought and put there. [...]”.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला) refers to “flames of fire”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here in the cycle of rebirth consisting of endless misfortune, sentient beings roam about repeatedly, struck down by spear, axe, vice, fire, corrosive liquid or razor in hell, consumed by the multitude of flames from the fire of violent actions [com.śramaduḥkha-agnijvālā-samūhabhasmīkṛta—‘those who are consumed by the multitude of flames from the fire of suffering from exertion’] in the plant and animal world, and subject to unequalled trouble in the human condition [or] full of desire among the gods. [Thus ends the reflection on] the cycle of rebirth”.

Synonyms: Pāvakaśikhā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnijvala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला).—f (S) Flame.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agnijvāḷā (अग्निज्वाळा).—f Flame.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला).—

1) the flame or glow of fire.

2) [agnerjvāleva śikhā yasyāḥ sā] Name of a plant with red blossoms, chiefly used by dyers, Grislea Tomentosa (Mar. dhāyaphūla, dhāyaṭī).

Agnijvālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and jvālā (ज्वाला).

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

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला).—f.

(-lā) 1. A flame of fire. 2. A plant bearing red blossoms used by dyers, (Grislea tomentosa, Rox.) 3. Another plant, commonly Jalapippali. E. agni and jvālā flame, from the fiery colour of its blossoms.

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

1) Agnijvāla (अग्निज्वाल):—[=agni-jvāla] [from agni] m. Name of Śiva

2) Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला):—[=agni-jvālā] [from agni-jvāla > agni] f. flame of fire

3) [v.s. ...] a Plant with red blossoms, used by dyers, Grislea Tomentosa

4) [v.s. ...] Jalapippalī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-lā) 1) A flame of fire.

2) A plant bear-ing red blossoms used by dyers (Grislea tomentosa, Rox.).

3) Another plant, commonly Jalapippalī. E. agni and jvālā, from the fiery colour of its blossoms.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnijvālā (अग्निज्वाला):—[agni-jvālā] (lā) 1. f. A plant (Grislea tomentosa); flame of fire.

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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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