Kantakasamyuta, Kaṇṭakasaṃyuta, Kantaka-samyuta: 1 definition

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kaṇṭakasaṃyuta (कण्टकसंयुत) refers to those Rudrākṣas “having many thornlike protrusions” and thus considered as superior, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] O Parameśvarī, no other necklace or garland is observed in the world to be so auspicious and fruitful as the Rudrākṣa. O Goddess, Rudrākṣas of even size, glossy, firm, thick and having many thornlike protrusions [viz., Kaṇṭakasaṃyuta] yield desires and bestow worldly pleasures and salvation for ever”.

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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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