Mahapracanda, Mahāpracaṇḍa, Maha-pracanda: 2 definitions
Mahapracanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Mahaprachanda.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Mahāpracaṇḍa (महाप्रचण्ड) refers to “mighty and fierce”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Kāmarūpa) is the Neuter (absolute) within the qualities. It has emerged as the pervasion (of consciousness) and, in front of the middle seat, is located on the peak in front. (Pleasing and delicate) like a lotus petal, it is radiant (with energy) and grey in colour. It shakes with mighty and fierce currents (of energy) engaged in striking against (it) and rocking (it) all around [i.e., mahāpracaṇḍa-daṇḍa-ugra-sphālana-ullola-lālasa] as it dries up (the entire) universe. The all-pervasive Lord of Kula resides within (this), the maṇḍala of six spokes. There is nothing devoid of that within the sphere of emanation and withdrawal”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geography
Mahāpracaṇḍa.—(EI 12), either a separate official desig- nation or an epithet prefixed to the designation Nāyaka or Daṇḍanāyaka. Note: mahāpracaṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Maha, Pracanda.
Starts with: Mahapracanda-dandanayaka, Mahapracanda-nayaka.
Full-text: Mahapracanda-dandanayaka, Mahapracanda-nayaka, Sphalana, Pracanda, Ullola, Mahat.
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