Karayitva, Kārayitvā: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kārayitvā (कारयित्वा) refers to “causing (squares) to be made”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.42 (“Description of the meeting of the Lord and the Mountain”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Himavat went to the place where the altar for the rites had been erected. After causing (kārayitvā) squares and quadrangles to be made with festoons, he performed the ceremonial ablutions, gave charitable gifts and supervised everything. Then he sent his sons to Śiva accompanied by all his attendants and followers, Viṣṇu and others. The extremely delighted lord of mountains in the company of his kinsmen desired to perform the reception to the bridegroom with great pomp and ceremony. [...]”.

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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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