Guhyakadhipa, Guhyakādhipa: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Guhyakādhipa (गुह्यकाधिप) refers to the “lord of Guhyakas” and is used to describe Kubera, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Viṣṇu and Brahmā: “[...] By that time Vayu passed by with twice the splendour of Varuṇa. On seeing him the delighted Menā said ‘This is Śiva’. ‘No’ said you. By that time Kubera, the lord of Guhyakas [i.e., Guhyakādhipa], passed by with twice the splendour of Vāyu. On seeing him the delighted Menā said ‘This is Śiva’. ‘No’, said you to her. By that time Īśāna passed by. On seeing his splendour twice that of Kubera, she said ‘This is Rudra, the bridegroom of Pārvatī’. But you said ‘No’. [...]”.

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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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