Tiraskaranika, Tiraskaraṇikā: 1 definition
Tiraskaranika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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
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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