Jayavighnamahayantra, Jayavighna-Mahayantra, Jayavighnamahāyantra: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jayavighnamahāyantra (जयविघ्नमहायन्त्र).—Made by Viśukra to outwit the hosts of Lalitā; its effect was the stupefication of all the Śaktis and making them speak irrelevantly of the leaders and minister for war; destroyed by Gaṇanātha Gajānana.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 27. 24 and 54.
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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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