Agnisamnibha, Agni-samnibha, Agnisaṃnibha, Agnisaṃnibhā: 3 definitions


Agnisamnibha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Agnisamnibha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Agnisaṃnibha (अग्निसंनिभ) refers to “(that which) burns like fire”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 4.35.9-14.—Accordingly, “I see none who is her equal in the very powerful Vidyāpīṭha. She causes the women of the gods to melt (with passion). She is the deluding one even amongst the gods. One should worship her, Kṛśodarī, in the middle of (the Yoni which is) the lotus of the triangle. She is beautifully thin. She has one face and three eyes (that burn) like fire (agnisaṃnibha). She is fierce and holds a noose and goad and there are five arrows in her upraised hands. ‘Delusion’, ‘desiccation’, ‘melting’, ‘wetting’ and ‘arousal’—these are the five arrows she should hold in (her) hand. One should think about the powerful Nityā Kālī, the wealth of the universe (in this way)”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Agnisaṃnibha (अग्निसंनिभ) refers to “that which resembles (the kalpa) fire” [i.e., oṃ namo mahākalpāgnisaṃnibhāya hūṃ phaṭ], according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Agnisaṃnibha (अग्निसंनिभ) refers to “resembling the fire” (i.e., “one who resembles fire at the end of a kalpa or eon” [mahākalpāgnisaṃnibhāya]), according to the Abhidhānottara-tantra while describing the mantra containing the eight parts refers to the fundamental mantra of Heruka (taught in many texts belonging to the Saṃvara tradition).

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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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