Vajraklipti, Vajrakḷpti, Vajra-klipti: 1 definition


Vajraklipti 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.

The Sanskrit term Vajrakḷpti can be transliterated into English as Vajraklpti or Vajraklipti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Vajrakḷpti (वज्रकॢप्ति) or Vajrāṅkana refers to the “placement of three strands of darbha to the East and North [?]” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Vajrakḷpti is mentioned in the Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8). The Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6) mentions Vajrāṅkana (=Vajrakḷpti).

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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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