Konavasi, Kona-vasi, Koṇavāsī, Koṇavāsin, Kona-vasin, Konavasin: 1 definition


Konavasi means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Koṇavāsī (कोणवासी) refers to “those goddesses residing in the four corners”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, [while explaining the knowledge circle (jñānacakra)]: “[...] [These] Yoginīs [reside] at the four gates starting with the east in order: (1) Gaurī, (2) Caurī, (3) Vetālī, and (4) Ghasmarī. He should place [them], again. The four goddesses residing in the [four] corners (koṇavāsī) are (5) Pukkasī, (6) Śabarī, (7) Caṇḍālī, and (8) Ḍombinī (Ḍombī) in order. [These yoginīs,] in every case, are to be discerned as before. [...]”.

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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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