Brahmandadhipatitva, Brahmanda-adhipatitva, Brahmāṇḍādhipatitva: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Brahmāṇḍādhipatitva (ब्रह्माण्डाधिपतित्व) refers to “having suzerainty of the universe”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Gods spoke to Śiva: “[...] The intelligent Viṣṇu performed the auspicious ceremony of crowning Kārttikeya in the company of the gods; [...] He bedecked Kārttikeya in every manner and dressed him gorgeously. He went through the ceremony in brief and made everyone celebrate the event with pleasure. Viṣṇu joyously gave him the suzerainty of the universe (brahmāṇḍādhipatitva). He applied the Tilaka mark and worshipped him along with the gods. [...]”.

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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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