Vajri, Vajrī: 6 definitions


Vajri 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vajrī (वज्री).—Indra who wields the weapon Vajra (q.v)

2) Vajrī (वज्री).—An eternal god concerned in offering to the manes. (Mahābhārata, Anu āsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 33).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vajri (वज्रि).—A name of Indra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 72; Matsya-purāṇa 24. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 105.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Sreenivasarao's blog: Saptamatrka (part 4)

Vajri or Indrani refers to one of the seven mother-like goddesses (Matrika).—The Matrikas emerge as shaktis from out of the bodies of the gods: Indrani from Indra. The order of the Saptamatrka usually begins with Brahmi symbolizing creation. Then, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Kaumari and Varahi. Then, Indrani is the sovereignty intolerant of opposition and disorder.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vajrī (वज्री).—f (vajra) A hard and rough stone or brick, or a metal-plate of roughened surface. Used as a foot-scraper.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vajrī (वज्री):—[from vajra > vaj] a f. a kind of Euphorbia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Vajri (वज्रि):—[from vaj] in [compound] for vajrin.

3) Vajrī (वज्री):—[from vaj] b in [compound] for vajra.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vajri (ವಜ್ರಿ):—

1) [noun] Indra, who uses thunderbolt as his weapon.

2) [noun] (jain.) Śantīśvara, the sixteenth spiritual jaina teacher.

3) [noun] name of a Buddhist deity.

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Vajri (ವಜ್ರಿ):—[noun] = ವಜ್ರ [vajra]2 - 11.

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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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