Cakrarajarathendra; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Cakrarajarathendra (चक्ररजरथेन्द्र).—Śrīcakra? Nine sections are distinguished. In the ninth parva (section) are ten presiding deities—the siddhi devis. In a part of this parva were stationed the eight Śaktis. Above them were the ten Mudādevis or Prakaṭaśaktis. In the eighth parva there were sixteen Śaktis named Guptas. In the seventh parva were six guptatarās with sugarcane bow, flower dart and flower balls. In the sixth parva were the twelve ājñāśaktis. In the fifth were ten Kulottīrṇa śaktis. In the fourth were ten Nigarbhayogini śaktis. In the third were the eight Rahasyayogini śaktis. In the second were her favourites three in number. Where this was, there was Geyaratha and where the latter was, there was kiricakra. These three looked like the three worlds or like the three mountains namely the Meru, Mandara and the Vindhyas. Lalitā was cakrarāja. There were six charioteers. Ten yojanas in length, covered by an umbrella of that height as indication of Lalitā's sāmrājyam. In the other two, rather ordinary umbrellas were seen. Viṣaṅga came from rear in disguise, protected by Kāmeśvarī, the Nityas, Aṇimas and other deities in its ninth parva. Kutilākṣa attacked in front. The Nityas killed all the 15 commanders of Viṣaṅga who fled for life. This was directed towards the Mahendra hill, itself in the middle; on its left and right sides the chariots of Daṇḍiṇi and Śyāmala, rear Sarupadevi and front Hayāsana: at the gate were stationed 20 akṣauhiṇis with Stambhini alias Vighnadevi; one hundred akṣauhiṇis to guard the chariot; all the nine parva deities shook with fear seeing the great army following Bhaṇḍa; on its front was geyacakra and behind was kiricakra; there were other śaktis riding on different animals—lion, camel, deer, elephant, etc. at the entrance was Jvālāmālinika; the fight began on the fourth day and ended in complete success; in the neighbourhood of Cintāmaṇigraha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. (whole); 25. 54 to 104; 26. 4 and 37; 28. 17; 29. 35. 145; 31. 3; 36. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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