Vrittadamshtra, Vṛttadaṃṣṭra, Vritta-damshtra: 2 definitions


Vrittadamshtra 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 Vṛttadaṃṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Vrttadamstra or Vrittadamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Vṛttadaṃṣṭra (वृत्तदंष्ट्र) or Vṛttadaṃṣṭratā refers to “rounded eye-teeth” and represents the fifty-fifth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., vṛtta-daṃṣṭra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Vṛttadaṃṣṭra (वृत्तदंष्ट्र) refers to “rounded canine teeth” and represents the fifty-third of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Vṛttadaṃṣṭra is known as ‘mche ba zlum ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

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