Devyavali, Devyāvalī, Devya-avali: 1 definition

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Devyavali 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Devyāvalī (देव्यावली) refers to “divine rows (of jewels)”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Now thus beginning the great words, from whose tantra is concluded, In praise (of) you, Vajravārāhī, the heroine of Cakrasaṃvara. And Cakra Nāthā, innately pure, (with) divine rows (devyāvalī) (of) jewels adorning (her) body, All limbs always adorned in heroism, praising the power of the highest eternal union”.

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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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