Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 119 [Raudrarupa Krodhani], 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 119 [Raudrarūpa Krodhani]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 119:

देवि कार्यकरणाह्वयं वपुस्त्वं त्रिशक्तिविसरद्गुणात्मकम् ।
मान्त्रमुग्ररससंकुलं परं वीर्यमानयसि तज्जिहीर्षया ॥ ११९ ॥

devi kāryakaraṇāhvayaṃ vapustvaṃ triśaktivisaradguṇātmakam |
māntramugrarasasaṃkulaṃ paraṃ vīryamānayasi tajjihīrṣayā || 119 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Raudrarūpa Krodhani]

Sattva, Rajas and Tamas are the three guṇas exhibiting the three aspects of Śakti as: Prakāśa, Pravṛtti and Niyama, that expand as the causal body (Sūkṣmaśarīra-kāraṇa) and the empirical body (Sthūlaśarīra-kārya). In order to transcend these two bodies, Śakti assumes the Raudrī[1] form which is endowed with the competence to consume these two śarīras into her Mantra-rūpa. Krodhani Śakti is the emotion of anger (krodha, sthāyibhava) in the Mantrātmikavapu of Śakti assuming Raudri form.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 71-72-[Cidgaganacandrikā]- 119.—

mantrātmeka nijavapuṣi saṃhārānukūlaṃ paramaṃ sārmaṃthyakāryakaraṇarūpavapurdvayajihīrṣayā saṃkalpane saṃpādayasīti bhāvaḥ | krodhanyā mantrāyāmtmeka vapuṣi krodha eva sthāyibhāvatayā raudrarasarūpatayā pariṇamate |

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