Samadhichetti, Samādhicheṭṭi: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Samadhichhetti.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samadhichetti in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Samādhicheṭṭi (समाधिछेट्टि).—A Vaiśya who became learned and abstemious by the grace of Devī. The story of this Vaiśya, who ran away from the cruel and wicked treatment that he had suffered from his wife and children, and took to spiritual knowledge by the force of circumstances was told to Janamejaya by Vyāsa. After telling several stories about the kind regard of Devī towards those who worship her with devotion, Vyāsa continued as follows:—

During the time of Svārociṣa Manu, there lived a King named Suratha. Because of his liberality and truthfulness he had very few enemies. While he was ruling over the kingdom known as Kolāpura, once the low caste people of the mountains fought a battle with the King. Though the army of the low castes was small it was the King who sustained defeat. He returned to the palace thoughtful. He had no peace of mind. So he went to the forest to get peace. After travelling for a long time on horse-back, he reached the hermitage of the sage Sumedhas. Forgetting himself in the peaceful stillness of the hermitage, the King got down from the horse and sat under a tree. The hermit Sumedhas came there and talked with the King. The King told his story to the hermit, who invited the King to live with him. Thus the King lived in the hermitage eating fruits, roots etc. (See full article at Story of Samādhicheṭṭi from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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