Garudacala, aka: Garuḍacala, Garuda-cala; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Garudachala.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Garuḍacala (गरुडचल) refers to the “trembling of the golden garuḍa” and represents one of four types of bhūmicala (trembling of the earth), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The six tremblings of the earth is lesser (avara), medium (madhya) and greater (agra). Moreover, some talk about four kinds of trembling of the earth (eg., garuḍacala).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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