Cintamanigriha, Cintāmaṇigṛha: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Cintāmaṇigṛha can be transliterated into English as Cintamanigrha or Cintamanigriha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chintamanigriha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Cintamanigriha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cintāmaṇigṛha (चिन्तामणिगृह).—Of Lalitā; by its side was one built by the architects to Mantrinī when she visited Lalitā; here the mātaṅgakanyakās sport and dance.1 The abode of Cakrarāja and lying at a distance of seven yojanas to Śṛṅgāraśāla; surmounted by gopuras in hundreds on all sides.2 On its different sides were Cidvanhi, Cakrarājaratha, Geyacakra, Kiricakra, Hari, Gaṇapati, Śiva, Sarasvatī, Mahādevis, the residences of Mantrinātha and Daṇḍanātha. In its midst was Binducakra with a number of Śaktis. There was also what is known as Sarvajña yantarā. This Cintāmaṇigṛha was located in the middle of Śripaṭṭaṇa. Its walls and pillars, all of Cintāmaṇi.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 31. 86.
  • 2) Ib. 35. 70, 104.
  • 3) Ib. 36. 1, 33.
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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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