Ajnacakra, Ajna-cakra, Ājñācakra: 8 definitions


Ajnacakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ajnachakra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Ājñācakra (आज्ञाचक्र) or simply Ājñā refers one of the “sixteen stations of the ascent of kuṇḍalinī” according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (6) The Wheel of the Command [i.e., ājñācakra] is between the eyebrows. It is a fire in the form of a Point (bindu). In the middle of it is the seed of power (śaktibīja), red like vermilion. [...] (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajnacakra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ājñācakra (आज्ञाचक्र).—a mystical circle or diagram; one of the six described in Tantras.

Derivable forms: ājñācakram (आज्ञाचक्रम्).

Ājñācakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ājñā and cakra (चक्र).

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

Ājñācakra (आज्ञाचक्र).—n.

(-kraṃ) A mystical circle or diagram, one of six described by the Tantras. E. ājñā and cakra a circle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājñācakra (आज्ञाचक्र):—[=ā-jñā-cakra] n. a mystical circle or diagram (one of the six described by the [Tantrasāra])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājñācakra (आज्ञाचक्र):—[ājñā-cakra] (kraḥ) 1. m. Mystical circle.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ajnacakra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajnacakra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ājñācakra (ಆಜ್ಞಾಚಕ್ರ):—

1) [noun] the sixth of six mystic circles in the human body (situated at the centre of the brows) believed to be in the shape of lotus with two petals.

2) [noun] the county, portion of a country, to which a command order or legislation is applicable; the territorial range of authority.

3) [noun] a sphere of authority.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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