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पुराण विषय अनुक्रमणिका


(From Jalodbhava  to Tundikera)

Radha Gupta, Suman Agarwal & Vipin Kumar

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Jalodbhava - Jaatipushpa (Jahnu, Jagrata / awake, Jaajali, Jaataveda / fire, Jaati / cast etc.)

Jaatukarnya - Jaala  (Jaatukarnya, Jaanaki, Jaabaali, Jaambavati, Jaambavaan etc. )  

Jaala - Jeeva  (Jaala / net, Jaalandhara, Jaahnavi, Jihvaa / tongue, Jeemuuta, Jeeva etc.)

Jeeva - Jaimini ( Jeevana / life, Jrimbha, Jaigeeshavya, Jaimini etc.) 

Joshtri - Jyeshthaa (Jnaana / knowledge, Jyaamagha, Jyeshthaa etc. )  

Jyeshthaa - Jwalanaa  ( Jyeshthaa, Jyoti / light, Jyotisha / astrology, Jyotishmaan, Jyotsnaa, Jwara / fever etc. )

Jwalanaa - Dhaundhaa (Jwaala / fire, Tittibha, Damaru, Daakini, Dimbhaka, Dhundhi etc.)

Ta - Tatpurusha ( Taksha / carpenter, Takshaka, Takshashilaa, Tattva / fact / element etc. ) 

Tatpurusha - Tapa (Tatpurusha, Tanu / body, Tantra / system, Tanmaatraa, Tapa / penance etc. )

Tapa - Tamasaa (Tapa, Tapati, Tama / dark, Tamasaa etc.)

Tamaala - Taamasi (Tarpana / oblation, Tala / level, Taatakaa, Taapasa, Taamasa etc.)

Taamisra - Taaraka (Taamisra, Taamboola / betel, Taamra / copper, Taamraparni, Taamraa, Taaraka etc.)

Taaraka - Taala (Taaraa, Taarkshya, Taala etc.)

Taala - Tithi  (Taalaketu, Taalajangha, Titikshaa, Tithi / date etc. )

Tithi - Tilottamaa  (Tila / sesame, Tilaka, Tilottamaa etc.)

Tilottamaa - Tundikera (Tishya, Teertha / holy place, Tungabhadra etc.)



As has been mentioned under remarks on Vrindaa, Jalandhara means one which retains/holds water. In outer world, clouds hold the water which is supposed to be released by thunder and electricity etc. Holding of water is considered a demonical act. In  sprituality, our head or the whole body may be considered as holding of divine waters for the release of which special efforts are required to be made. In mythology, lord Shiva is holding river Ganges' water on his head. The efforts of Bhaageeratha to release this water are well known in mythology. In Hathayoga, there is a posture named Jalandhara Bandha in which the chin is pressed against breast to hold the waters. Nothing is known beyond this. Lakshminaaraayana Samhitaa and Shiva Puraana interestingly mention that Jalandhara was killed by lord Shiva with the weapon of divine wheel Sudarshana which was created out of the toe of the foot of lord Shiva. From yoga point of view, deep mystery is hidden in this statement. In Vipashyanaa yoga, one is supposed to constantly moniter his breath. The breath should penetrate deeper and deeper in the stomach, then it should penetrate the pelvic portion, then into feet and then in foot soles. The puraanic statement seems to indicate that if the breath is able to penetrate into foot toe, and then it transforms itself in the form of a wheel of year, or it is able to connect praana, mind and vaak like earth, moon and sun, then it should be supposed that the waters withheld within the body will be released for attaining higher consciousness as well as for other purposes.

जालन्धर जालन्धर शब्द का प्रत्यक्ष रूप ज्वालन्धर प्रतीत होता है । जालन्धर की उत्पत्ति शिव के क्रोध की ज्वाला से हुई है । पुराणों में ज्वाला और जाल शब्द समानार्थक प्रतीत होते हैं। योग के जालन्धर बन्ध को समझने में जालन्धर किस प्रकार उपयोगी हो सकता है, यह अन्वेषणीय है ।