Nagavikrantagami, Nāgavikrāntagāmi, Naga-vikranta-gami: 2 definitions



Nagavikrantagami 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Nāgavikrāntagāmi (नागविक्रान्तगामि) or Nāgavikrāntagāmitā refers to “a gait like that of a elephant” and represents the twelfth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., nāga-vikrānta-gāmi). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Nāgavikrāntagāmī (नागविक्रान्तगामी) refers to “gait of an elephant” and represents the twelfth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Nāgavikrāntagāmī is known as ‘glang po che’i stabs su gshegs pa’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

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