Trikonakunda, Trikoṇakuṇḍa, Trikona-kunda: 1 definition


Trikonakunda 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Trikoṇakuṇḍa (त्रिकोणकुण्ड) refers to a “triangular shaped fire-pit” and is mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.82.—“in the vaśya and pauṣṭika ritual, one should offer oblations of cow-milk, ājya (melted or clarified butter), and honey into a triangular or round fire-pit, facing Vāyu’s direction (i.e., northwest)”.

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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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