Nigudhashira, aka: Nigudha-shira, Nigūḍhaśira; 1 Definition(s)


Nigudhashira 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 Nigūḍhaśira can be transliterated into English as Nigudhasira or Nigudhashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nigūḍhaśira (निगूढशिर) refers to “concealed veins” and represents the seventh 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 Nigūḍhaśira is known as ‘rtsa mi mngon 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.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

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