Cakrasamvara, Cakrasaṃvara: 6 definitions

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Cakrasamvara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakrasamvara.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Cakrasaṃvara (चक्रसंवर) (also: Heruka) is the name of a deity worshiped in the Saṃvaramaṇḍala, according to Abhayākaragupta’s Niṣpannayogāvalī, p. 45 and n. 145; (Cf. Cakrasaṃvaratantra, Gray, David B., 2007).—Accordingly, [while describing the iconography of Cakrasaṃvara]: “In the Saṃvara Maṇḍala atop Mount Sumera within a vajra-canopy (vajrapañjara) there is a variegated lotus, on top of that a palace, in the middle of which is the Blessed Lord, standing in ālīḍhāsana, "archer's pose", on Bhairava and Kālirātrī, lying upon a solar-disc, atop the pericarp of the lotus, dark-blue with four faces, which starting in the front (and going counter-clockwise) are dark-blue, green, red and yellow, each with trinetra, "three eyes", [...]”

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Cakrasaṃvara (चक्रसंवर) and saṃvara are native terms that can be found in the texts belonging to this scriptural tradition and are used to indicate aspects of this scriptural tradition. The word saṃvara in this scriptural tradition originally comes from the Śaiva concept of śaṃvara, “the supreme pleasure,” In that scriptural tradition in Buddhism, the word saṃvara has multiple meanings. [...]

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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 dictionary

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

Cakrasaṃvara (चक्रसंवर).—m.

(-raḥ) The name of a Baud'dha deity; also heramba. E. cakra a discus, and saṃvara who holds.

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

Cakrasaṃvara (चक्रसंवर):—[=cakra-saṃvara] [from cakra] m. Name of a Buddha (vajra-ṭīka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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