Vajrini, Vajriṇī: 4 definitions
Vajrini means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
1) Vajriṇī (वज्रिणी):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Mudreśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.
2) Vajriṇī (वज्रिणी):—Seventh of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Mahimā, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ) are associated with the (element) earth. Vajriṇī can be interpreted as ‘Containing diamonds.’ Since diamonds are a product of the earth, Vajriṇī too may stand for the earth. All these eight mātṛs are characterized as carrying a diamond in their hand. They are presided over by the Bhairava Jhaṇṭa and his consort named Aindryā. Mahimā is the seventh of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents the earth.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Vajriṇī (वज्रिणी) is an epithet of Kālī but used to invoke the goddess Durgā in her warrior mode during tantric rituals. Like Kālī, she is worshipped in a circuit (āvaraṇa) of ferocious female deities. Sacrifices are made to appease each of the directions where these deities hover. The identity of the goddess transforms at this stage of the rite, so that her willful and untameable properties start to take over.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Vajriṇī (वज्रिणी) (Cf. Vajrin) refers to the “holder of the vajra”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ holder of the jewel and vajra [e.g., vajriṇī], Mahāpratisarā, protect protect me, and all beings, Hūṃ Phaṭ Svāhā!”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vajriṇī (वज्रिणी):—[from vajrin > vaj] f. Name of [particular] Iṣṭakās, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 366 - Greatness of Miscellaneous Sthāna-Liṅgas < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 31 - The Origin of the Submarine Fire (Vāḍava or Vaḍavānala) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - The Story of Sarasvatī < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Serpent Power (Kundalini-shakti), Introduction (by Arthur Avalon)