Ghurghura, Ghurghurā: 7 definitions


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

1) Ghurghurā (घुर्घुरा) or Ghurghurāmālā refers to a “wreath of jingle bells” and represents one of the items held in the left hand of Heruka: one of the main deities of the Herukamaṇḍala described in the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Heruka is positioned in the Lotus (padma) at the center; He is the origin of all heroes; He has 17 faces (with three eyes on each) and 76 arms [holding, for example, ghurghurā-mālā]; He is half black and half green in color; He is dancing on a flaming sun placed on Bhairava and Kālarātrī.

2) Ghurghura (घुर्घुर) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Ghurghurī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the same work. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Ghurghura] are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ghurghura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghurghura (घुर्घुर).—

1) Guinea-worm.

2) Snorting, growling, grumbling.

-rā Growling &c. (as a dog).

Derivable forms: ghurghuraḥ (घुर्घुरः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghurghura (घुर्घुर).—m.

(-raḥ) A kind of worm borrowing in the skin, guinea worm, Dracunculus. f. (-rī) The mole cricket. f.

(-rā) Growling, as of dog or cat. E. ghur imitative sound, and ghur to sound, with ka aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ghurghura (घुर्घुर):—[from ghur] m. a kind of worm burrowing in the skin (Dracunculus), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ghurghurā (घुर्घुरा):—[from ghurghura > ghur] f. growling (of a dog or cat), [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghurghura (घुर्घुर):—(raḥ) 1. 3. m. A kind of worm, dracunculus. () f. The molecricket. () growling.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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