Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 101 [Nada’s path], 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 101 [Nāda’s path]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 101:

यस्त्वनाहतधृतोर्ध्वपारगस्त्र्यश्रमूलगगनस्थितः स्वरः ।
तत्र देवि वियदग्निपार्श्वयोर्मध्यगा वहसि पञ्चधा क्रमैः ॥ १०१ ॥

yastvanāhatadhṛtordhvapāragastryaśramūlagaganasthitaḥ svaraḥ |
tatra devi viyadagnipārśvayormadhyagā vahasi pañcadhā kramaiḥ || 101 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Nāda’s path]

In manifestation, Nāda is of the nature of vertical flow[1] produced from the Mūlādhāra taking the form as Pañcaprāṇā, in and around the Jatarāgni of Mūlādhāra. It is held in Anāhata before proceeding its upward journey to Sahasrāra.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 62-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-101.—

nādabindūpaniṣadi nādaghyānāt krameṇa samādhisiddhiruktā | evaṃ cānāhatanādotpādāya tryasramūlādhārasthagaganasthitāgnipārśvayormadhya gā satī prāṇāpānādirūpeṇa pañcadhā kramaiḥ pravahantī agniṃ saṃdhukṣayantī ca mātā stūyate

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