Mahavireshvari, Mahāvīreśvarī, Mahavira-ishvari: 1 definition

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Mahavireshvari 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.

The Sanskrit term Mahāvīreśvarī can be transliterated into English as Mahaviresvari or Mahavireshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Mahāvīreśvarī (महावीरेश्वरी) refers to the “formidable great lady of heroes”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ homage to her holiness Vajravārāhī, Vaṃ noble and unconquered, to the totality of the three worlds, To the formidable great lady of heroes (mahāvīreśvarī) and all beings, to the great vajra, To the vajra posture, to the invincible, to the unconquered, Vaśyakarī, Netrabhrāmaṇī, Viṣaśoṣaṇī, Roṣaṇī, Krodhanī, Karālinī, Saṃtrāsaṇī, Māraṇī, Suprabhedaṇī, Jambhanī, Stambhanī, Mohinī, Vajravārāhī, Mahāyogeśvarī, Kāmeśvarī, Khaḍgeśvarī, Hūṃ Hūṃ Hūṃ Phaṭ Phaṭ Phaṭ Svāhā!”.

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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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