Agnivirya, aka: Agnivīrya, Agni-virya; 1 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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