Candamukhi, Caṇḍamukhī, Candamukhī: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Candamukhi 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 Chandamukhi.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candamukhi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Caṇḍamukhī (चण्डमुखी, “ardent-faced”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Caṇḍalokeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Candamukhi in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The wife of Meghavanna devaputta. Ras.ii.126.

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Wife of Metteyya Buddha in his last lay life. Anagatavamsa, p.48.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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