Vaktracandra, Vaktra-candra: 1 definition
Vaktracandra 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vaktrachandra.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vaktracandra (वक्त्रचन्द्र) refers to one having a “moon-face”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] With diverse conversations, glances, joking remarks and exchanges of pleasantries he instructed Śiva in the knowledge of Self. Drinking the nectar from her moon-face (vaktracandra), Śiva stabilised his body. Sometimes he experienced exhilarating and particularly pleasing state”.
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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