Difference between revisions of "Śiśumāra"

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
m (Deval Sancheti moved page Talk:Śiśumāra to Śiśumāra)
m (Links to existing pages added by LinkTitles bot.)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 
<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
 
<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
  
Dhruva, the child prince, secured for the boon of ruling over his father’s kingdom here and also celestial region after death by pleasing Viṣṇu through his austerities and devotion. This celestial region comprising of an assemblage of luminaries in the shape of Śiśumāra<ref>Śiśumāra is an alligator.</ref> is called Śiśumāra or Śiśumāracakra. It houses its master Dhruva in its tail-region.
+
[[Dhruva]], the child prince, secured for the boon of ruling over his father’s kingdom here and also celestial region after death by pleasing [[Viṣṇu]] through his austerities and devotion. This celestial region comprising of an assemblage of luminaries in the shape of Śiśumāra<ref>Śiśumāra is an alligator.</ref> is called Śiśumāra or Śiśumāracakra. It houses its master [[Dhruva]] in its tail-region.
  
Dhruva moves the entire region, himself also moving with it. Viṣṇu or Nārāyaṇa is the support of the whole system. Gazing at this formation every night with a specific prayer will free one from all the sins committed during the day. He will also attain a long life.<ref>Viṣṇupurāṇa 2.9 and 12</ref><ref>Bhāgavata 5.23</ref>
+
Dhruva moves the entire region, himself also moving with it. [[Viṣṇu]] or Nārāyaṇa is the support of the whole system. Gazing at this formation every night with a specific prayer will free one from all the sins committed during the day. He will also attain a long life.<ref>Viṣṇupurāṇa 2.9 and 12</ref><ref>[[Bhāgavata]] 5.23</ref>
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
+
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 15:11, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sisumara, ZiZumAra, shishumaara


Dhruva, the child prince, secured for the boon of ruling over his father’s kingdom here and also celestial region after death by pleasing Viṣṇu through his austerities and devotion. This celestial region comprising of an assemblage of luminaries in the shape of Śiśumāra[1] is called Śiśumāra or Śiśumāracakra. It houses its master Dhruva in its tail-region.

Dhruva moves the entire region, himself also moving with it. Viṣṇu or Nārāyaṇa is the support of the whole system. Gazing at this formation every night with a specific prayer will free one from all the sins committed during the day. He will also attain a long life.[2][3]


References

  1. Śiśumāra is an alligator.
  2. Viṣṇupurāṇa 2.9 and 12
  3. Bhāgavata 5.23
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore