Yonikunda, Yonikuṇḍa, Yoni-kunda: 3 definitions



Yonikunda 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yonikunda in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Yonikuṇḍa (योनिकुण्ड) refers to one of the six kinds of kuṇḍa (fire-pit) mentioned in the Tattvacintāmaṇi (7.1-13). Yonikuṇḍa is also mentioned in the Kakṣipuṭatantra verse 14.2.—“A purified man should recite the mantra one hundred thousand times at the bottom of a vaṭa (Banyan)-tree. Afterwards, he offers bandhūka-flowers, honey, clarified butter, and milk every ten japas into the yoṇikuṇḍa (yoni-shaped pit). Then, the goddess Vicitrā is satisfied and gives the Sādhaka (practitioner) whatever he wants”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yonikunda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yonikuṇḍa (योनिकुण्ड):—[=yoni-kuṇḍa] [from yoni] n. Name of a [particular] mystical diagram, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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