Puryamana, Pūryamāṇa: 1 definition


Puryamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Pūryamāṇa (पूर्यमाण) refers to “(being) filled” (with amṛta), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.223-224]—“He should visualize a white, very dense, unctuous amṛta, which destroys death and himself [when he is] flooded and filled (pūryamāṇaātmānaṃ pūryamāṇaṃ) with it He should visualize his entire body flooded with nectar entering through the openings and apertures of his channels, which are set in the stem of the lotus”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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