Vajrankana, Vajrāṅkana, Vajra-ankana: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama
Vajrāṅkana (वज्राङ्कन) or Vajrakḷpti refers to “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. Vajrāṅkana is mentioned in the Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6). The Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8) mentions Vajrāṅkana as Vajrakḷpti.
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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