Vamani, Vamanī, Vāmanī, Vama-ni: 6 definitions

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Vamani 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

Vamanī (वमनी):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Randhra, the first seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (e.g. Vamanī) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

She is also known by the name Bhramiṇī, according to the Gorakṣa-saṃhitā.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: 84000: Sampuṭodbhava Tantra (Emergence from Sampuṭa)

Vāmanī (वामनी) refers to one of the primary thirty-two energy-channels in the body, according to the Sampuṭodbhavatantra chapter 1.—Accordingly, “[Vajragarbha asked, ‘What subtle energy channels are in the body?’]—The Blessed One said, ‘There are one hundred and twenty of them, corresponding to the divisions within the four cakras. The chief ones, those with bodhicitta as their innate nature, are thirty-two in number. They are: [i.e., Vāmanī] [...]’.”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāmanī (वामनी).—

1) A female dwarf.

2) A mare.

3) A kind of woman.

4) A disease of the vagina.

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Vāmanī (वामनी).—a. bringing wealth; Ch. Up.

Vāmanī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāma and (नी).

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

1) Vamanī (वमनी):—[from vamana > vam] f. a leech, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the cotton shrub, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

4) Vāmanī (वामनी):—[=vāma-nī] [from vāma] 1. vāma-nī mfn. (for 2. See p. 942, col. 1) bringing wealth, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

5) [from vāmana] a f. a female dwarf, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

7) [v.s. ...] a [particular] disease of the vagina, [Horace H. Wilson] ([probably] [wrong reading] for vāminī, q.v. under 1. vāmin)

8) [v.s. ...] a sort of woman, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [v.s. ...] a mare, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

10) [from vāmana] 2. vāmanī (for 1. See p. 941, col. 2), in [compound] for vāmana.

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Vamani in German

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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

Vāmani (ವಾಮನಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant.

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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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