Kurucandra: 1 definition
Kurucandra 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kuruchandra.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Kurucandra (कुरुचन्द्र) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Kurucandra) is named Śaṅkara. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 13: Śānti’s śāsanadevatās (messenger-deities) < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Part 14: Story of Kurucandra < [Chapter V - Twelfth incarnation as Śānti]
Part 12: Refutation of Māyā < [Chapter I]