Banasurapranahara, Bāṇāsuraprāṇahara, Banasura-pranahara: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Bāṇāsuraprāṇahara (बाणासुरप्राणहर) refers to the “slayer of the Asura Bāṇa” and is used to describe Kārttikeya (i.e., Kumāra—Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Kārttikeya: “Obeisance to you of good features, obeisance to you who confer auspiciousness on the universe, O kinsman of the universe, obeisance be to you. Obeisance to you, O purifier of the universe. Obeisance to you, the slayer of the chief of the Asuras. O lord, obeisance to the slayer of the Asura Bāṇa (bāṇāsuraprāṇahara). Obeisance to the destroyer of Pralamba. Obeisance to you of holy features. Obeisance to you, O son of Śiva. [...]”.
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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