Dandavatpatita, Daṇḍavatpatita, Dandavat-patita: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Daṇḍavatpatita (दण्डवत्पतित) refers to “having prostrated on the ground”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Kumāra reached the foot of a Nyagrodha tree at Kailāsa in the fast chariot along with Nandin seated to his right. [...] Viṣṇu, Indra and I as well as the gods prostrated on the ground (daṇḍavatpatita) [daṇḍavatpatitā bhūmau] and went round Kumāra. In the meantime Śiva, and Pārvatī highly delighted and jubilant came there and saw their son. On seeing his son, the great lord Śiva, the sole kinsman of the universe along with the great goddess Pārvatī was filled with pleasure and love—the lord who wore snakes on his body and was surrounded by the Pramathas. [...]”.

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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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