Jagatsvasthya, Jagatsvāsthya, Jagat-svasthya: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jagatsvasthya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jagatsvāsthya (जगत्स्वास्थ्य) refers to “universal peace and normalcy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.18 (“Gaṇeśa crowned as the chief of Gaṇas”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O great sage, how can I describe even with my four mouths the indescribable delight of Pārvatī. The divine drums were sounded. The celestial damsels danced. The Gandharva chiefs sang. Flowers were showered upon him. When Gaṇeśa was installed, the whole universe attained peace and normalcy (jagatsvāsthya). There was great jubilation. All miseries ended. [...]”.

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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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