Caitrarathi, Caitrarathī: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Caitrarathi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaitrarathi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (C) next»] — Caitrarathi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Caitrarathī (चैत्ररथी).—(also bindumatī)—the daughter of Śaśabindu and wife of Māndhāta; had 10,000 younger brothers; righteous, fair and chaste; mother of three sons Purukutsu, Ambariṣa and Mucukunda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 70; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 70-2.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Caitrarathi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caitrarathī (चैत्ररथी):—[from caitraratha > caitra] f. [patronymic] of a daughter of Śaśa-bindu, [Harivaṃśa 712.]

2) Caitrarathi (चैत्ररथि):—[from caitra] m. [patronymic] [from] Citra-ratha, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xx, 12]

3) [v.s. ...] (Śaśa-bindu), [Harivaṃśa 1972.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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