Citprakashaka, Citprakāśaka, Cit-prakashaka: 1 definition


Citprakashaka 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 Citprakāśaka can be transliterated into English as Citprakasaka or Citprakashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitprakashaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Citprakāśaka (चित्प्रकाशक) refers to the “illumination of one’s thoughts”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.19.—“[...] realising the efficacy of devotion to Śiva accruing from the mere illumination (of his temple) with lamps, he [viz., Śrīda/Guṇanidhi] reached Kāśī for the illumination of his thought (citprakāśaka). Under the lustre of the gems of the mind, he repeated the mantras of eleven Rudras with loyal devotion and unswerving concentration of the mind. He could realise his identity with Śiva. Then he performed very severe penance for two hundred thousand years. [...]”.

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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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