Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 150 [Kali’s Samharakartritva; and Jagat-sargakarya], 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

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Verse 150 [Kali’s Saṃhārakartṛtva; and Jagat-sargakārya]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 150:

स्पर्शवर्णमयपञ्चवर्गजैर्विस्तरैर्जननि मुद्रिता त्वया ।
व्यक्तिभेदरचना समन्ततो व्यक्तिधामसहिता जगन्मयी ॥ १५० ॥

sparśavarṇamayapañcavargajairvistarairjanani mudritā tvayā |
vyaktibhedaracanā samantato vyaktidhāmasahitā jaganmayī || 150 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Kali’s Saṃhārakartṛtva; and Jagat-sargakārya]

Śakti withdraws into herself the entire creation along with their Karmas (Prārabdha). At the time of Sṛṣṭi, according to the Karmas of the various living beings, she begins from the step of Nāda to proceed with the projection of the pañca sparśavargas and from them the Padas, Vākyas and the respective names and forms.[1]

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 87 -[Cidgaganacandrikā]-150.—

kālīrūpāyāstasyāḥ saṃhārakartṛtvaṃ nādarūpāyāśca tasyāḥ sparśavarṇamayapañcavargajaiḥ padavākyādivistarairjagatsargakartṛtvaṃ ca darśayan mātaraṃ stauti.

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