Jatamukutadharin, Jatamukuta-dharin, Jaṭāmukuṭadhārin, Jaṭāmukuṭadhārī, Jatamukuta-dhari, Jatamukutadhari: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jaṭāmukuṭadhārin (जटामुकुटधारिन्) refers to “those wearing matted hair and crowns”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] These and other leaders of Gaṇas of great strength and multitudinous in number joined the procession with joy and enthusiasm. They had a thousand hands. They wore matted hair and crowns (jaṭāmukuṭadhārin). They were bedecked with streaks of the moon. They had three eyes and blue necks (like lord Śiva). All of them wore garlands of Rudrākṣa beads. They had the holy ashes smeared over the body. They had the ornaments of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, crowns etc. [...]”.

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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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