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Kanakhala, aka: Kanakhāla; 4 Definition(s)

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Kanakhala (कनखल) is the name of a place of pilgrimage, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara. Accordingly, “There is a sanctifying place of pilgrimage, named Kanakhala, at the point where the Ganges issues from the hills, where the sacred stream was brought down from the tableland of Mount Uśīnara by Kāñcanapāta, the elephant of the gods, having cleft it asunder.”. The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Added: 20.Mar.2017 | Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Kanakhāla (कनखाल) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Kanakhāla) is named Rudra. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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Kanakhala (कनखल)—One of the several gaṭhas (bathing places) in the twelve forests on the banks of the Yamunā.

Added: 29.Jul.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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