Agnivirya, aka: Agnivīrya, Agni-virya; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Agnivīrya (अग्निवीर्य).—According to the Śiva-purāṇa “Frequently the world consumed by fire is reduced to ashes. They call it agnivīrya because bhasma constitutes the powerful part of the same. He who dusts himself with bhasma repeating the mantra “agniriti” etc., if bound becomes free from bondage. Bhasma which is agnivīrya when drenched with Soma is conducive to the lordship of prakṛti without having recourse to Yogic union”.

(Source): Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnivīrya (अग्निवीर्य).—

1) power or might of Agni.

2) gold.

Derivable forms: agnivīryam (अग्निवीर्यम्).

Agnivīrya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and vīrya (वीर्य).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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