Jivitantakara, Jīvitāntakara, Jivitanta-kara: 3 definitions


Jivitantakara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Jīvitāntakara (जीवितान्तकर) refers to the “ender of life”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) 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, “oṃ amṛta-kuṇḍalī kha kha khāhi khāhi tiṣṭha tiṣṭha bandha bandha hana hana daha daha paca paca garja garja visphoṭaya visphoṭaya sarvavighnavināyakānāṃ mahāgaṇapatijīvitāntakarāya hūṃ hūṃ phaṭ phaṭ svāhā!”.

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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»] — Jivitantakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jīvitāntakara (जीवितान्तकर):—[=jīvitānta-kara] [from jīvitānta > jīvita > jīv] mfn. menacing life, [Mahābhārata xii, 5173]

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Jivitantakara in German

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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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