Vajrakunda, Vajrakuṇḍa, Vajra-kunda: 1 definition


Vajrakunda 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

Vajrakuṇḍa (वज्रकुण्ड) refers to a “vajra-shaped fire-pit” and is mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.86-87.—“in death (i.e., māraṇa), one should offer oblations of sarpis and the milk of goat, cotton seed, burnt bone, human flesh, the hair and nails of sādhya (syn. siddha), 1,008 times, into a vajra-pit with rising fire, facing south. One will kill enemies”.

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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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