Bijankura, Bījāṅkura, Bija-ankura: 7 definitions

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bijankura in Shaktism glossary
Source: Addaiyan Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Tantra Literature of Kerala- Special Reference to Mātṛsadbhāva

Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर) or Bījāṅkurārpaṇa refers to one of the topics dealt with in the Mātṛsadbhāva, one of the earliest Śākta Tantras from Kerala.—Mātṛsadbhāva is a Kerala Tantric ritual manual dealing with the worship of Goddess Bhadrakālī (also known as Rurujit) along with sapta-mātṛs or Seven mothers. [...] There are many descriptions about the flora and fauna in Mātṛssadbhāva. Different types of Seeds, dhātūs, metals, etc. are describing in this text. In the seventh chapter of Mātṛsadbhāva is describing the bījāṅkurārpaṇa part, tells seven types seeds need to be used.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर).—a seed-shoot, first shoot; अपेक्षते प्रत्ययमुत्तमं त्वां बीजाङ्कुरः प्रागुदयादिवाम्भः (apekṣate pratyayamuttamaṃ tvāṃ bījāṅkuraḥ prāgudayādivāmbhaḥ) Kumārasambhava 3.18; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.223.

-rau seed and sprout. °न्यायः (nyāyaḥ) the maxim of seed and sprout; see under न्याय (nyāya).

Derivable forms: bījāṅkuraḥ (बीजाङ्कुरः).

Bījāṅkura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bīja and aṅkura (अङ्कुर).

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

Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर).—[masculine] seed-shoot; [dual] seed and shoot; [adverb] vat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—jy. by Kṛṣṇa Daivajña. Ben. 30.

Bījāṅkura has the following synonyms: Kalpalatāvatāra.

2) Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर):—Bījagaṇitaṭīkā by Kṛṣṇa Gaṇaka.
—Līlāvatīṭīkā by the same.

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

1) Bījāṅkura (बीजाङ्कुर):—[from bīja] m. a seed-shoot, seedling, [Kumāra-sambhava; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Comms. on [Bījagaṇita] and, [Līlāvatī of bhāskara]

3) [v.s. ...] [dual number] seed and sprout, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Bijankura 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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