Cakramudra, Cakramudrā, Cakra-mudra: 1 definition

Introduction

Introduction:

Cakramudra 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 Chakramudra.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Cakramudrā (चक्रमुद्रा) or simply Cakra is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 33-34.—Accordingly, “the two hands are to be joined with each other and clearly stretched out and moved about like a wheel. This is called cakramudrā, which destroys all miseries. This is the supreme mudrā”. Mūdra (eg., Cakramudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Cakramudrā (चक्रमुद्रा) refers to:—A hand gesture representing a disc. cāmara–a whisk made traditionally from a yak-tail. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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