Vicaranaparayana, Vicāraṇaparāyaṇa, Vicarana-parayana: 1 definition


Vicaranaparayana 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 Vicharanaparayana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vicaranaparayana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vicāraṇaparāyaṇa (विचारणपरायण) refers to the “utmost object of deliberation”, and represents an epithet of Śiva used in Sandhyā’s eulogy of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.6. Accordingly:—“[...] Directly perceiving the lord of Durgā she [viz., Sandhyā] eulogised the lord of the worlds: [...] Thou art, the greatest supreme soul. Thou art Śiva, the various lores, the pure Brahman, the supreme Brahman and the utmost object of deliberation (vicāraṇaparāyaṇa)”.

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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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