Vadavagni, Vāḍavāgni, Vadava-agni: 8 definitions


Vadavagni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vadavagni in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vāḍavāgni (वाडवाग्नि) refers to the “doomsday fire”.—Literally called the Fire (that issues) from the Mare’s Mouth (vāḍavāgni), the Doomsday Fire flares up at the end of each cosmic cycle to consume the universe and make way for the next one generated at the beginning of the next cycle by means of its energy. In the mythical universe of the Kubjikā Tantras it burns in the centre of the Island of the Moon [i.e., Candradvīpa], a place that in other contexts is called the Ocean of the Yoni—thus reconciling the two perceptions of its nature and location, the one Purāṇic that places it at the bottom of the cosmic ocean, and the other Tantric.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Vadavagni in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Vāḍavāgni (वाडवाग्नि, “marefire”):—One of the five natural forms of Agni (Vedic god of Divine illumination). This form, known as Vāḍava-agni, represents Agni’s most fearful form remains hidden under the sea, ever ready to destroy the world.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavagni in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaḍavāgni (वडवाग्नि).—m S vaḍavānala m S A fabulous submarine fire. 2 In mythology. A being consisting of flame but with the head of a mare, and existing in the ocean.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaḍavāgni (वडवाग्नि).—m A fabulous submarine fire.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavagni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaḍavāgni (वडवाग्नि).—the submarine fire.

Derivable forms: vaḍavāgniḥ (वडवाग्निः).

Vaḍavāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaḍavā and agni (अग्नि). See also (synonyms): vaḍavānala.

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Vāḍavāgni (वाडवाग्नि).—the submarine fire.

Derivable forms: vāḍavāgniḥ (वाडवाग्निः).

Vāḍavāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāḍava and agni (अग्नि). See also (synonyms): vāḍavānala.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaḍavāgni (वडवाग्नि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaḍavaggi.

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Vadavagni in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vadavagni in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāḍavāgni (ವಾಡವಾಗ್ನಿ):—[noun] = ವಾಡಬ - [vadaba -] 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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