Krodhagara, Krodhāgāra, Krodha-agara, Krodhāgara: 1 definition


Krodhagara 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Krodhagara in Purana glossary
Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Krodhāgāra (क्रोधागार) refers to the “room of wrath”, as mentioned in the Rāmāyaṇa verse 9.2.10ff. Accordingly, as the sinful Manthara spoke to Kaikeyī:—“[...] You ask your husband as two boons, anointing Bharata for princely kingdom and sending Rama to exile for fourteen years. If you send Rama to forest for fourteen years, your son Bharata will get intimate association in the hearts of the people and will get stabilized in kingdom. Oh, Kaikeyī! Now, enter the room of wrath (i.e., krodhāgāra) as if angry with him and lie down on floor without any spread underneath and wearing soiled clothes.. [...]”.

 By surrendering to the words of Manthara and having been thus encouraged by her, Kaikeyī who was of wide eyes, who was proud of her intoxicating beauty, who was a gifted woman and a queen, removed pearl necklace worth in lacs and other great valuable auspicious ornaments from her body, entered the chamber of wrath (i.e., krodhāgāra) along with Manthara, lied on the floor there like a golden wire and spoke to Manthara as follows:

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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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