Bandhaccheda, Bandha-cheda: 2 definitions


Bandhaccheda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bandhachchheda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bandhaccheda (बन्धच्छेद) refers to the “snapping of all fetters”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā eulogised Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“[...] I bow to the grandmother, of perpetual bliss. I bow to the goddess who dispels the sorrow of the devotees, who is a model for all women and who constitutes the intellect of all living beings. You are the cause of the snapping of all fetters [i.e., bandhaccheda-hetu] of ascetics. Which one of your powers can be sung by women like me? You are violence mentioned in the Atharvaveda. You (of such powerful means) fulfil my desire. [...]”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Bandhaccheda in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: BVML: Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu

Bandhaccheda (बन्धच्छेद) refers to “one who cuts material bondage” and is used to describe Dāmodara, according to the Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu verse 1.3.40.—Accordingly, An example of attachment for the abode of the Lord is found in the Padyāvalī (121): “Nanda’s house was here. This is where Kṛṣṇa broke the cart. Here is where Dāmodara, who cuts material bondage [i.e., bandhaccheda], was tied up by ropes. When will I be fortunate enough to wander about in Mathurā with tears streaming from my eyes, drinking such streams of nectar flowing from the mouth of an elder of Mathurā?”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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