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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)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”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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
(-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]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
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.
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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Ends with: Prajnacakra.
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Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 30 - Description of Yoga with Eight Limbs (Aṣṭāṅga-Yoga) < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 141 [Pañca-devatākrama Sṛṣṭi] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 140 [Ṣaṭcakra Mānasa Sthiti] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Part 7 - Śaktipāta—Conferring of spiritual energy < [Krama system and Trika school]
Serpent Power (Kundalini-shakti), Introduction (by Arthur Avalon)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 10 - The Circulatory and the Nervous System < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)