Ashokavriksha, Ashoka-vriksha, Aśokavṛkṣa, Aśokavṛkṣā: 2 definitions
Ashokavriksha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Aśokavṛkṣa and Aśokavṛkṣā can be transliterated into English as Asokavrksa or Ashokavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Aśokavṛkṣā (अशोकवृक्षा) refers to one of the eight hell-guardians (narakapāla) of the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Aśokavṛkṣā is associated with the charnel ground (śmaśāna) named Dagdha and with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Śālmali.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aśokavṛkṣa (अशोकवृक्ष).—the Asoka tree.
Derivable forms: aśokavṛkṣaḥ (अशोकवृक्षः).
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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