Dakarnava, Ḍākārṇava, Daka-arnava: 1 definition


Dakarnava means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Ḍākārṇava (डाकार्णव) or “Ḍāka’s ocean” is an abbreviation for the Śrīḍākārṇavamahāyoginītantrarāja (“the glorious Ḍāka’s ocean great Yoginī tantra king”): a Tantra belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara/Śaṃvara tradition. [...] It was composed in the eastern area of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the late 10th and the early 12th centuries. [...] The Ḍākārṇava, and the Vohitā commentary of Padmavajra, were translated into Tibetan by Jayasena and Dharma yon tan (12th century) at Kathmandu in Nepal (Colophon). Kathmandu was probably an important place for the Ḍākārṇava tradition.

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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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