Virupakshi, Virūpākṣī: 3 definitions

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Virupakshi 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.

The Sanskrit term Virūpākṣī can be transliterated into English as Virupaksi or Virupakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Virupakshi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

1) Virūpākṣī (विरूपाक्षी, “having deformed eyes”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Kapāla (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā. The names of these nine Dūtīs seem to express their involvement in yogic practices.

2) Virūpākṣī (विरूपाक्षी):—Sanskrit name of one of the thirty-two female deities of the Somamaṇḍala (second maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. These goddesses are situated on a ring of sixteen petals and represent the thirty-two syllables of the Aghoramantra. Each deity (including Virūpākṣī) is small, plump and large-bellied. They can assume any form at will, have sixteen arms each, and are all mounted on a different animal.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Virupakshi in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Virupākṣi (विरुपाक्षि):—Deformed or Abnormal eye

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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)

[«previous next»] — Virupakshi in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Virūpākṣī (विरूपाक्षी) refers to “the deity with three eyes” and is used to describe the Goddess, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Ṛṣi Vyāsa said to the Goddess: “Although you are Mahāmāyā whose nature is emanation and, (symbolized by an inverted triangle), face downwards. And you are Māyā, the deity with three eyes (virūpākṣī), Kaśmalī by name. You are the construction of forms (mūrtiracanā) and, without parts, your nature is the Māyā, which is the womb (of creation) (bhaga). In this way, by the process (krama) of Māyā, I am Vyāsa whose nature is Śaṃkara. [...]”.

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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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