Jagatsamhara, Jagatsaṃhāra, Jagat-samhara: 2 definitions
Jagatsamhara 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Jagatsaṃhāra (जगत्संहार) refers to the “destroyer of the universe”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.31. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, in the meantime a celestial voice arose, even as Dakṣa, the Devas and others were listening. The celestial Voice said:—‘That Satī alone is the creator of the universe, the protectress of the universe, the cause of destruction of the universe (jagatsaṃhāra-kārin) at the end of the Kalpa. She is the primordial Śakti’”.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Jagatsaṃhāra (जगत्संहार) refers to the “destroyer of the universe” and is used to describe Śambhu, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Bhadrakālī said to Śrīkaṇṭha: “[...] O Śambhu! Supreme Lord! Destroyer of the universe [i.e., jagatsaṃhāra-kāraka]! Why are you pained, O Lord? (There is no need for it), the Lord’s accomplishment is complete. There is no other (truly) knowledgeable being apart from you amongst the wise in the triple world. Why do you worship me, delighting (as it were) in the darkness of ignorance? That is an unparalleled wonder. Get up and have mercy on me!”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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