Bhaktikarin, Bhakti-karin, Bhaktikārin, Bhaktikārī, Bhakti-kari, Bhaktikari: 1 definition


Bhaktikarin 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bhaktikārin (भक्तिकारिन्) refers to “devotees” (i.e., “one who acts with devotion”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then Viṣṇu and other gods joyously installed the phallic emblem of Śiva, the lord of the gods. The glory of the phallic emblems of Śiva was marvellous, conferring all cherished desires and salvation to the devotees (bhaktikārin). Then the delighted Viṣṇu and the gods desired to go to the chief of mountains joyously putting Bṛhaspati ahead. [...]”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhaktikarin in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: