Bhaktacitta, Bhakta-citta: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Bhaktachitta.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bhaktacitta (भक्तचित्त) refers to the “hearts of the devotees”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] At the behest of the Brahmins, Śiva applied Red powder on the head of Pārvatī. The lustre of Pārvatī at that time was beyond description and very wondrous. Thereafter at the bidding of the Brahmins both sat on the same cushion and attained such a lustre as accentuated joy in the hearts of the devotees (bhaktacitta). O sage, then they returned to their apartment and, at my behest performed the rite of Saṃsrava Prāśana, of wonderful sportive nature that they were. [...]”.

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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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