Khalanigraha, Khala-nigraha: 1 definition
Khalanigraha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Khalanigraha (खलनिग्रह) refers to the “slayer of the wicked” and is used to describe Kumāra (i.e., Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Kumuda (son of Śeṣa) said to Kumāra (son of Śiva): “O excellent son of great lord, lord of the gods, O great chief, I am afflicted by Pralamba and am seeking refuge in you. O Kumāra, O Skanda, O lord of the gods, O great lord, O slayer of Tāraka, save me harassed by the Asura Pralamba and seeking refuge in you. You are the kinsman of the distressed, the ocean of mercy, favourably disposed to the devotees, the slayer of the wicked (khalanigraha-kartā), worthy of refuge and the goal of the good. [...]”.
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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