Dvijanindaka, Dvījanindaka, Dvija-nindaka: 1 definition

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Dvijanindaka 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Dvījanindaka (द्वीजनिन्दक) refers to “one who abuses the twice-born”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be very sickly, a physician, violent, neglecting the right time, nor abusing the twice-born (dvījanindaka), respectable elder or the god. A sthāpaka who has these qualities should be avoided. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., dvījanindaka), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., dvījanindaka) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

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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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