Kshipraprasadana, Kṣipraprasādana: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Kṣipraprasādana can be transliterated into English as Ksipraprasadana or Kshipraprasadana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kshipraprasadana in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Kṣipraprasādana (क्षिप्रप्रसादन, “quick giver of boons”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Kṣipraprasādanavināyaka, Kṣipraprasādanagaṇeśa and Kṣipraprasādanavighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.

Kṣipraprasādana is positioned in the Western corner of the fourth circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “Pitarkunda, in Pitreshvara T., C 18 / 47”. Worshippers of Kṣipraprasādana will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the boon giver to devotees, easily and quickly”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.19055, Lon. 82.59944 (or, 25°11'26.0"N, 82°35'58.0"E) (Google maps)

Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) is a holy city in India and represents the personified form of the universe deluded by the Māyā of Viṣṇu. It is described as a fascinating city which is beyond the range of vision of Giriśa (Śiva) having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

Kṣipraprasādana, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

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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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