Brihatikusuma, Bṛhatīkusuma, Brihati-kusuma: 1 definition
Brihatikusuma 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.
The Sanskrit term Bṛhatīkusuma can be transliterated into English as Brhatikusuma or Brihatikusuma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Bṛhatīkusuma (बृहतीकुसुम) refers to the flowers of the Bṛhatī plant, used in the worship of Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Firmly resolved in her desire to secure Śiva as her husband, she [viz., Satī] propitiated him in her own house with the permission of her mother. [...] On the Caturdaśī day in the bright half of Āṣāḍha (June-July) wearing a black cloth, she worshipped Rudra with Bṛhatī flowers [viz., Bṛhatīkusuma]”.
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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