Khadiravanitara, Khadiravaṇītārā, Khadiravani-tara: 2 definitions


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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: The Buddhist Indian Iconography

Khadiravaṇītārā (खदिरवणीतारा) or Khadiravaṇī refers to a deity from the Green Tārā family, according to Buddhist Iconography.—Khadiravaṇītārā shows the Varadamudrā in the right hand and the night lotus in the left. She can be identified by the presence of Aśokakāntā Mārīcī and Ekajaṭā. [...] Strictly speaking, only those deities can be called Tārās to whom the mantra: “oṃ tārā tuttāre ture svāhā” is assigned. [...] From the colour of the different Tārās it will be possible to refer them [viz., Khadiravaṇītārā] to their respective Kulas or families presided over by the five Dhyāni Buddhas.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Khadiravaṇītārā (खदिरवणीतारा).—n. of a form of Tārā: Sādh 176.8.

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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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