Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 245 [Yamakali], 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 245 [Yamakāli]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 245:

त्वत्क्रमोपहतभानुमण्डलः क्रोध एष लयवह्निरुद्धतः ।
विश्वभक्षणरसा मरीचयो यस्य भीमविभवास्त्वया हृताः ॥ २४५ ॥

tvatkramopahatabhānumaṇḍalaḥ krodha eṣa layavahniruddhataḥ |
viśvabhakṣaṇarasā marīcayo yasya bhīmavibhavāstvayā hṛtāḥ || 245 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Yamakāli]

Pañcaprāṇās take care of the enlivening, stabilising and nourishing of the human body. The place of prāṇās is heart, the operating centre of the Pañcavāhas. The controller of the prāṇā is Yama-Kāla: This Kālāgni Rudra is taken to the Cidākāśa and he is made by Yamakāli[1] to retract to Saṃhāra, from progress towards Sṛṣṭi.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p168 [Cidgaganacandrikā] 245.—

viveke pañcaśatikoktakālāgnirudrakālyā lakṣaṇodāharaṇe - varadā viśvarūpā ca guṇātītā parā kalā | aghoṣā sāsvarārāvākālāgnigrasanodyatā || nirāmayā nirākārā yasyāṃ sā śāmyati sphuṭam | kālāgnirudrakālīti sā jñeyāmaravanditā || iti | śrīkramastotre'pi - kālakramākrāntadineśacakra–kroḍīkṛtāntāgnikalāpa ugraḥ | kalāgnirudro layameti yasyāṃ tāṃ naumi kālānalarudrakālīm || iti ||

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