Varshakriya, Varṣakriyā, Varsha-kriya: 1 definition

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Varshakriya means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Varṣakriyā can be transliterated into English as Varsakriya or Varshakriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Varṣakriyā (वर्षक्रिया) is the name of an ancient Brahmanical text dealing with “rain-making” and “rain-stopping”, similair to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier).—Cf. The Nepal–German Manuscript Preservation.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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