Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 122 [Citrupa-prakashini Khecari], 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 122 [Citrūpa-prakāśiṇi Khecarī]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 122:

त्वं पराप्रभृतिवैखरान्तिमोल्लेखविस्तरविलापनोन्मुखी ।
देव्यनावरणशम्भुसद्मगा खेचरी भवसि चिद्विकासिनी ॥ १२२ ॥

tvaṃ parāprabhṛtivaikharāntimollekhavistaravilāpanonmukhī |
devyanāvaraṇaśambhusadmagā khecarī bhavasi cidvikāsinī || 122 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Citrūpa-prakāśiṇi Khecarī]

Śakti engages herself as Khecarī[1] in withdrawing the entire manifestation of forms and names formed of the four kinds of Vāc-Parā to Vaikharī, into the unveiled abode of Śambhu, the Cidākāśa. There she shines as Cidrūpa.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 73-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-122.—

parāprabhṛtivaikharāntaśabdavistaravilāpanakarmaṇā cidvikāsa rūpeṇādheyenānāvaraṇa śambhusadmarūpeṇādhāreṇa khecarīti nāmnā ca nirdiśan khecarīṃ stauti.

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