Vigraha

- December 17, 2021


Illustration: Shrishti Tiwari

The word ‘Vigraha’ had many meanings in Puranic texts. Here are some of them:

  1. Kartikeya was presented with two attendants – Vigraha and Sangraha, by the ocean.
  2. The idols and images consecrated in places of worship are called vigrahas.
  3. Vigraha is one of the six qualities a king should possess. It is the quality of fighting in a war to ensure the welfare and safety of his kingdom.

Comic of The Month

Vikramaditya

A jealous brother robbed him of his kingdom, his own courage won it back. Chandragupta Vikramaditya has a special place in history because he proved that the love of power is not all that is needed to create an empire. Also required is the love of a wise woman and good, old-fashioned honor.

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