Ajagavakarmuka, Ajagavakārmuka, Ajagava-karmuka: 1 definition

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Ajagavakarmuka means something in 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ajagavakārmuka (अजगवकार्मुक) refers to the “great Ajagava bow”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] He is in the prime of his youth and has all the auspicious characteristics. He has the great Ajagava bow (mahā-ajagavakārmuka) placed on his left side. On his right, he has five glowing arrows. He is shining like a blue lotus. On his chest there is a glittering garland of blue lotuses. He is the Lord. [...]”.

Note that mahājagava is a rather insecure conjecture for mahadaikṣava and mahavaivakṣa. Other variants of the name of Śiva’s bow are ajakava and ajīkava.

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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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