Kilakilarava, aka: Kilakilārava; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

(Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[Kilakilarava in Tibetan Buddhism glossaries]

Kilakilārava (किलकिलारव) is the name of the south-eastern cremation ground (śmaśāna) according to the Vajravārāhī-sādhana by Umāpatideva as found in te Guhyasamayasādhanamālā. As a part of this sādhana, the practicioner is to visualize a suitable dwelling place for the goddess inside the circle of protection which takes the form of eight cremation grounds.

Kilakilārava is mentioned in the Saṃvarodaya-tantra as having various associative characteristics

tree (vṛkṣa) = Arjuna,
protector (dikpati) = Prabhañjana,
serpent (nāga) = Śaṅkha,
cloud (megha) = Caṇḍa,
funeral monuments (caitya) = Dharmavajra,
mountain (giri) = Śrīparvata.

The Guhyasamayasādhanamālā by Umāptideva is a 12th century ritualistic manual including forty-six Buddhist tantric sādhanas. The term sādhana refers to “rites” for the contemplation of a divinity.

(Source): Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
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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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