Kalagnirudra, Kālāgnirudra: 6 definitions

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kalagnirudra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kālāgnirudra (कालाग्निरुद्र) refers to the “the Rudra who is the Fire of Time”.—The Vedic formula: 'Rudra is indeed Fire' (rudro vai agniḥ) identifies this god with the sacrificial fire from early times. In Tantric and Purāṇic literature this form of the sacrificial fire became Kālāgnirudra—the Rudra who is the Fire of Time that ‘cooks’ the worlds and then ultimately consumes them at the end of each cosmic cycle. Kubjikā is frequently identified with Rudraśakti throughout our text. In this aspect she is, amongst other things, the energy of this divine Fire. As such she is also, as we have seen, Saṃvartā, the Doomsday Fire that burns in the centre of the maṇḍala with the power of bliss.

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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 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

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Kalagnirudra 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalagnirudra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kālāgnirudra (ಕಾಲಾಗ್ನಿರುದ್ರ):—[noun] Śiva, in the form of formidable and all-devastating fire, at the time of destruction of the universe.

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Kāḷāgnirudra (ಕಾಳಾಗ್ನಿರುದ್ರ):—[noun] Śiva, in the form of formidable and all-devastating fire, at the time of destruction of the universe.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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