Nirgundikusuma, Nirguṇḍīkusuma, Nirgundi-kusuma: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirguṇḍīkusuma (निर्गुण्डीकुसुम) or Nirguṇḍīpuṣpa refers to the “flowers of the Nirguṇḍī plant”, which are used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] with Nirguṇḍī flowers (kusuma), his mind becomes pure (nirmalatā) in the world. A hundred thousand Bilva leaves used for worship will secure the fulfilment of all desires (sarvakāma)”.

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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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