Vayupathacarin, Vayupatha-carin, Vāyupathacārin, Vāyupathacārī, Vayupatha-cari, Vayupathacari: 1 definition

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Vayupathacarin means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vayupathacharin.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Vāyupathacārin (वायुपथचारिन्) refers to “one who walks the path of the wind” [?], according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] [Using the mantra] ‘oṃ namo vāyupathacāriṇe amitagatiparākramāya vimale kulu kulu svāhā’, [and taking] arsenic, gold [and?] a mineral, …, ground up with pig fat/marrow, over which one has recited [the navātman] 1000 times, he should smear [the mixture] on his feet/legs, while once again reciting the navātman: he will travel 200 yojanās unwearied!”.

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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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