Tiraskaranika, Tiraskaraṇikā: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tiraskaranika in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tiraskaraṇikā (तिरस्करणिका).—A Daṇḍanāthā, attacked Balāhaka and his brothers; rode on Tamolipta vimāna. Aimed at them the Mohana arrow which created darkness all round; wore on her neck a garland of the severed heads;1 (this Daṇḍanī) all Śaktis praised.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 24. 74, 98.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 24. 103; 36. 25.
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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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