Vayvagni, Vāyvagni, Vayu-agni: 3 definitions


Vayvagni 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vāyvagni (वाय्वग्नि, “fire of wind”):—One of the five elemental fires (bhutāgni).—A Sanskrit technical term from Āyurveda (Indian medicine) and used in literature such the Carakasaṃhitā and the Suśrutasaṃhitā. This ‘fire’, or, agnī, is related to vāyu (the air/wind element) and is responsible for nourishing (providing subtle atoms to) the sense organ of touch in the skin.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vāyvagni (वाय्वग्नि) refers to “Wind and Fire” [i.e., i.e. prāṇa and apāna], according to the Tantrasadbhāva, an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, “(Energy) whose form is that of a Kadamba bud is grasped in the locus of the navel. It should then be contemplated in the fore part of energy as bearing a series of garland-like flames. He who is (thus) between Wind and Fire [i.e., vāyvagni] (i.e. prāṇa and apāna) falls (in a mystic swoon) without a doubt. One should meditate in the navel on (its) circular motion, which is hard to behold like a whirling firebrand. Without a doubt, (this act of) grasping is established in a subtle state”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vāyvagni (वाय्वग्नि):—[=vāyv-agni] [from vāyv > vāyu] a m. [dual number] Vāyu and Agni, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [=vāyv-agni] b etc. See above.

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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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