Kalagnirudra, Kālāgnirudra: 4 definitions



Kalagnirudra 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kalagnirudra in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kālāgnirudra (कालाग्निरुद्र, “Destructive fire”):—One of the eleven epithets of Rudra, as adressed to in the second chapter of Śrī-rudram. These names represent his various attributes.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalagnirudra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kālāgnirudra (कालाग्निरुद्र):—[=kālāgni-rudra] [from kālāgni > kāla] m. = kāla-rudra

2) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] rasa) Name of a particular drug or medicine

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kālāgnirudra (कालाग्निरुद्र):—m.

1) Rudra als das Feuer des allgemeinen Todes.

2) eine best. Mixtur aus Eisen , Quecksilber u.s.w. [Materia medica of the Hindus 53.]

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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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