Agnimukha, Agni-mukha: 9 definitions

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Agnimukha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—An Asura. Genealogy. He was descended from Viṣṇu in this order: Viṣṇu-Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-Śūrapadma-Agnimukha. Birth. Śūrapadma married Maya’s daughter and Agnimukha was born as their son. In the battle between the devas and asuras, the latter were defeated and one of them sought shelter in Pātāla (the lower world). Kaśyapa married his daughter, Surasā. They had six children; they were: Śūrapadma, Siṃhika, Siṃhavaktra, Tārakāsura, Gomukha, and Ajāmukhī. Sūrapadma married Maya’s daughter. Agnimukha was one of their four sons, the other three being Bhānugopa, Vajrabāhu and Hiraṇya. (Skanda Purāṇa, Āsurakāṇḍa). In the Skanda Purāṇa there is a vivid description of the valiant way in which Agnimukha fought in the battle between the devas and asuras. (See full article at Story of Agnimukha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—The name of an Asura who has his city in the third talam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 26.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख) or Mahāvrata is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Mahālakṣmī Devī [or Jvālāmukhī] they preside over Aṭṭahāsa: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Their abode is the top of the mountain [or the kadamba-tree]. A similar system appears in the tradition of Hindu Tantrims, i.e., in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), which belongs to the Śākta sect or Śaivism.

Note: in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), the Kṣetrepāla presiding over Kollagiri is mentioned as Agnika.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—n S A medical preparation promotive of digestion and appetite.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—a. having Agni at the head.

-khaḥ [अग्निर्मुखमिव यस्य (agnirmukhamiva yasya)]

Derivable forms: agnimukhaḥ (अग्निमुखः).

Agnimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and mukha (मुख).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—n. of a nāga: Divy 119.26; 122.27.

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

Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—m.

(-khaḥ) 1. A deity. 2. A Brahman. E. agni and mukha the mouth; oblations to the gods passing through fire as their mouths. 3. A plant, (Plumbago zeylanica.) 4. Marking nut, (Semecarpus anacardium.) (In this sense it is also fem. -khī) E. as before, from its marking like 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. 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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