Citrashikhandi, Citraśikhaṇḍī, Citrasikhaṇḍi, Citra-sikhandi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Citrashikhandi 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 Citraśikhaṇḍī can be transliterated into English as Citrasikhandi or Citrashikhandi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrashikhandi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Citraśikhaṇḍī (चित्रशिखण्डी).—Saptarṣis (The seven saints) Marīci, Aṅgiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kṛtu and Vasiṣṭha. These saints are called by the name Citraśikhaṇḍīs also. (Śloka 29, Chapter 336, Śānti Parva).

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Citrasikhaṇḍi (चित्रसिखण्डि) or Citrasikhaṇḍisaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvika type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika (e.g., Citrasikhaṇḍi-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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