Baladayini, Baladāyinī, Bala-dayini: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Baladayini in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Baladāyinī (बलदायिनी) (Cf. Baladāyin) refers to “one who bestows strength (on his devotees)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Obeisance to Thee of the form of time, moment etc. Obeisance to Thee who bestows strength on his devotees (svabhakta-baladāyin); obeisance to the multiformed; obeisance to the annihilator of the hosts of Asuras. Obeisance to the lord, conducive to the welfare of brahmins and cows. Obeisance to the thousand-formed, obeisance to Thee of thousand organs. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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