Jvalakulakaranka, Jvālākulakaraṅka: 1 definition



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Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Jvālākulakaraṅka (ज्वालाकुलकरङ्क) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Guṇacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the guṇacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. Jvālākulakaraṅka is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Kaṅkelli; with the direction-guardian (dikpāla) named Varuṇa; with the serpent king (nāgendra) named Karkoṭa and with the cloud king (meghendra) named Ghora.

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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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