Trailokyavijaya, Trailokyavijayā, Trailokya-vijaya: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Trailokyavijaya (त्रैलोक्यविजय).—A Kavaca given to Paraśurāma by Śiva by the practice of which mantra in honour of Kṛṣṇa, he would get the fruits of Rājasūya and Vājapeya and become a Cakravartin.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 32. 56; 33 (whole); 44. 21.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

1) Trailokyavijaya (त्रैलोक्यविजय) refers to one of the various emanations of Akṣobhya having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—His Colour is blue; his Āsana is the pratyālīḍha; his Vāhana is Gaurī and Śiva; he has four faces and eight arms.—Trailokyavijaya is also of blue colour, terrible in appearance, and awe-inspiring. Two images of this divinity have been noted by Prof. Foucher, one from Java and the other preserved m the monastery of the Hindu Mohant at Bodh Gaya.

The Dhyāna (meditation instructions) of Trailokyavijaya described in the Sādhanamālā as follows:—

“The worshipper should meditate himself as Trailokyavijaya Bhaṭṭāraka of blue colour, four-faced and eight-armed. His first face displays the sentiment of wrathful passion, the right rage, the left disgust, and the face behind the sentiment of heroism. He exhibits the vajrahūṃkāra-mudrā with the two hands bearing the ghaṇṭā and the vajra against the chest. He carries in his three right hands the khaṭvāṅga, the goad and the arrow, and in the three left the bow, the noose and the vajra. He stands in the pratyālīḍha attitude, tramples upon the head of Maheśvara with his left leg, while the right presses upon the bosom of Gaurī. He wears garments of variegated colours, and many ornaments and garlands assigned to the Buddhas. Thus meditating...”.

2) Trailokyavijaya (त्रैलोक्यविजय) is also identified with the six-armed variety of Vajrahūṃkāra: one of the various emanations of Akṣobhya having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).

Trailokyavijaya (having six-armed, three faces and six arms) is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī is as follows:—

[Vajrahūṃkāra is the principal deity in the Vajrahūṃkāra-maṇḍala of the Niṣpannayogāvalī, and is identified with Trailokyavijaya, He is three-faced and six-armed. With his two principal hands arranged in the trailokyavijaya-mudrā and holding the vajra and ghaṇṭā he embraces the Prajñā of his own creation. With the two remaining right hands he holds the goad and the noose, and with the two left he shows the skull-cup and the khaṭvāṅga].

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: The Art of Asia: Who is Who in Heaven

Trailokyavijaya (a Vidyarajas) (Chinese: Chiang san shih; Japanese: Gozanze)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trailokyavijayā (त्रैलोक्यविजया).—intoxicating potion prepared from hemp.

Trailokyavijayā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms trailokya and vijayā (विजया).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Trailokyavijaya (त्रैलोक्यविजय).—name of a deity: Sādhanamālā 511.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trailokyavijayā (त्रैलोक्यविजया).—f.

(-yā) A sort of hemp from which an intoxicating infusion, &c. is prepared. E. trailokya and vijaya subduing; alluding to its inebriating properties.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trailokyavijayā (त्रैलोक्यविजया):—[=trailokya-vijayā] [from trailokya > traiṃśa] f. ‘T°-conqueror’, a sort of hemp (from which an intoxicating infusion is prepared), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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