Manorathapadatin, Manoratha-padatin, Manorathapadātin: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Manorathapadātin (मनोरथपदातिन्) or Manorathapadātī refers to “one who is beyond the reach of mental conception”, referring to Lord Śiva, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.19.—“[...] the devotee [viz., Guṇanidhi] opened his eyes and gazed at lord Śiva, the moon-crested consort of Umā who was shining with a brilliance that excelled thousands of rising suns. Dazzled by the brilliance, he closed his eyes and addressed the lord of lords who is beyond the reach of mental conception (manorathapadātin). ‘O lord, please give my eyes the power to see your feet’.”.

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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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