Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,692 words

Cidgaganacandrika 95 [Parashakti as Kalakarshini in Cakrapancaka], English comparative study extracted from the two available commentaries—the Divyacakorika and the Kramaprakashika. The Cidgagana-candrika is an important Tantric work belonging to the Krama system of Kashmir Shaivism. Written by Kalidasa (Shrivatsa) in 312 Sanskrit verses, it deals with the knowledge regarding both the Macrocosmic and Microcosmic phenomena

Verse 95 [Parāśakti as Kālakarṣiṇī in Cakrapañcaka]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 95:

भानुशीतकरवह्निकुण्डलीबिन्दुसूत्रितपरावरस्थला ।
रुद्रशक्तिरिह कालकर्षिणी त्वत्कपञ्चविधवृत्तिसूचिनी ॥ ९५ ॥

bhānuśītakaravahnikuṇḍalībindusūtritaparāvarasthalā |
rudraśaktiriha kālakarṣiṇī tvatkapañcavidhavṛttisūcinī || 95 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Parāśakti as Kālakarṣiṇī in Cakrapañcaka]

The grace of Śakti flows in the form of Kālakarṣiṇī[1], who shines as the Cakrapañcaka [i.e., Pañcacakra?] consisting of:

  1. Sūrya,
  2. Soma,
  3. Agni,
  4. Bindu,
  5. Parā and
  6. Aparā;

And lifts the Sādhakas to the level where the effect of Time is felt no more.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] [Kramaprakāśikā] p 58-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-95.—

21. bhānu-śītakara-vahnikuṇḍalībindurūpaṃ parāvarabhāvena sthitaṃ cakrapañcaṃka parāśektareva svarūpabhūtam yeṣu dhyānaniścalāḥ sādhakā na kālavaśyatāṃ yānti yatastatrāvasthitā kālakarṣiṇī rudraśaktiḥ kālāt tān karṣati svasannidhau |

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