Dhatturakusuma, Dhattūrakusuma, Dhattura-kusuma: 1 definition

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Dhatturakusuma 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhattūrakusuma (धत्तूरकुसुम) or Dhattūrapuṣpa refers to “flowers of the Dhattūra plant”, which are used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] a person desirous of long life shall worship him with Dūrvā grass. A person desirous of sons (putra-kāma) shall worship him with Dhattūra flowers (kusuma). A Dhattūra plant with red stem (raktadaṇḍa) is specially auspicious for worship. A worshipper using Agastya flowers will earn great fame”.

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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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