Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 120 [Sarga Samharadasha Bhairavi], 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 120 [Sarga Saṃhāradaśa Bhairavi]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 120:

ग्रन्थयोऽपि षडुमे यया धृता सा निरावरणचिन्नभःपदा ।
स्पन्दमूर्तिधृतभेदडम्बरा भैरवि त्वमसि विश्वभेदिनी ॥ १२० ॥

granthayo'pi ṣaḍume yayā dhṛtā sā nirāvaraṇacinnabhaḥpadā |
spandamūrtidhṛtabhedaḍambarā bhairavi tvamasi viśvabhedinī || 120 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Sarga Saṃhāradaśa (saṃhāradaśāyam) Bhairavi]

The five types of impressions acquired through the five external sense organs and the impression of pleasure and pain etc., felt in the Anta-karaṇa [Antaḥkaraṇa?] are the six knots that are snapped by the Bhairavi[1] who resides in the Cidgagana without any veils. She is Visva-abhedini in the Saṃhāra. When she assumes the form of Prathama Spanda (Kriyaśakti) and spreads the entire manifestation in different varieties in Sṛṣṭi then she is Visva-bhedini [Viśva-bhedinī?].

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 72-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-120.—

viśvasaṃhāradaśāyāṃ viśvavāsanādhāriṇī viśvābhinnā nirāvaraṇacidgaganāśritā yā bhairavī, saiva kriyāśaktirūpaṃ pariṇāmamavāptā sṛjyamānaviśvabhedaḍambaradharā viśvabhedavatī sargadaśāyāṃ bhavatītyāgamoktamarthamāśritya daśābhedena bhairīṃvastauti.

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