Pandinatu, Pandinadu, Pāṇḍināṭu, Pandi-natu, Pandi-nadu: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Pāṇḍināṭu or Pāṇṭināṭu refers to the “Pāṇḍya country” (the region south of the River Kāviri), and represents one of the seven topographical segments in Vaiṣṇavism.—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. [...] The 108 [divyadeśas] are brought under six or seven topographical segments [viz., Pāṇḍināṭu] of the Indian subcontinent.

Within Pāṇḍināṭu are 18 divyadeśas:

  1. Kuṟuṅkuṭi (Vāmanakṣetra),
  2. Cīvaramaṅkai (Vāṉamāmalai, Nāṅkuṉēri or Tōtādrikṣetra),
  3. Vaikuntam,
  4. Varakuṇamaṅkai,
  5. Puḷiṅkuṭi,
  6. Tolaivillimaṅkalam (Iṟaṭṭaitiruppati—Twin Temples),
  7. Kuḷantai (Peruṅkuḷam),
  8. Kōḷūr,
  9. Teṉtiruppērai (or Pōṟai),
  10. Kurukūr (Āḻvār Tirunakari),
  11. Villiputtūr (Śrīvilliputtūr),
  12. Taṇkāl (Taṇkālūr),
  13. Kūṭal/Maturai,
  14. Māliruñcōlai,
  15. Mōkūr,
  16. Kōṭṭiyūr (Kōṣṭiyūr or Koṣṭikṣetra),
  17. Pullāṇi (Darbhasayana),
  18. Meyyam.
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pandinatu in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Pandinadu contains 18 out of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—The region, south of Kaviri, is counted under the Pandinadu. This includes the Putukkottai Region also.

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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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