Jrimbhaka, aka: Jṛmbhaka; 2 Definition(s)


Jrimbhaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Jṛmbhaka can be transliterated into English as Jrmbhaka or Jrimbhaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Jṛmbhaka (जृम्भक) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (eg., Jṛmbhaka).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jrimbhaka in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

Jṛmbhaka (जृम्भक).—[jṛmbh-ṣvul]

1) 'A yawner', a sort of demon; जृम्भकैर्यक्षरक्षोभिः स्रग्विभिः समलङ्कृतः (jṛmbhakairyakṣarakṣobhiḥ sragvibhiḥ samalaṅkṛtaḥ) Mb.3.231.34.

-kam Swelling.

Derivable forms: jṛmbhakaḥ (जृम्भकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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