Mantraruddha, Mantra-ruddha: 1 definition

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mantraruddha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mantraruddha (मन्त्ररुद्ध) refers to “using mantras to block a serpent” (or “curbing the exploits of a serpent by pronouncing magical formulas”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] Then Indra burnt within himself by the benumbing of his arm like a serpent whose exploits had been curbed by pronouncing magical formulas (mantraruddha-parākrama). On seeing him resplendent, Bṛhaspati realised immediately that he was lord Śiva himself and bowed to him. Then the noble-minded Bṛhaspati joined his palms in reverence. He prostrated before him on the ground and began to eulogise the lord.—[...]”.

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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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