Svayambhukshetra, Svayambhūkṣetra, Svayambhu-kshetra: 1 definition



Svayambhukshetra 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 Svayambhūkṣetra can be transliterated into English as Svayambhuksetra or Svayambhukshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Svayambhūkṣetra (स्वयम्भूक्षेत्र) is the name of an ancient and sacred place in Nepal, whose glories are dealt with in the Svayambhūpurāṇa.—The Ādibuddha manifested himself here in the shape of a flame of fire, and so it is called the Svayambhūkṣetra (“place of the Self-Born”). This place is consecrated with a temple of Ādibuddha, and close to it is the Mañjuśrī Hill now known as the Sarasvatīsthāna.

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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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