Toranasphatika, Toraṇasphāṭika: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Toraṇasphāṭika (तोरणस्फाटिक).—Duryodhana decided to make the Pāṇḍavas beggars by defeating them in a false game of dice. Dhṛtarā ṭra stood as an accomplice to that. To play the game Dhṛtarāṣṭra constructed a palace and that palace was called Toraṇasph ṭika.

That diamond-studded palace had a thousand pillars and a hundred entrances. It had crystal fortresses and golden thrones in all the chambers. This palace was called Dyūtabhavana also. (Chapter 56, Sabhā Parva).

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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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