Cakora; 16 Definition(s)


Cakora means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Chakora.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cakora (चकोर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “chukar partridge”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Cakora is part of the group of birds named Lāvādi, which is a sub-group of Viṣkira, refering to “birds similar to common quail who eat while scattering the gains”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

The eggs of the Cakora are useful in diminished semen, cough, heart disease and injuries. They are sweet, bot cauising burning sensation and immediately strength-promoting.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Chakora (छकोर)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to “Alectoris Graeca”. This animal is from the group called Viṣkira (which scatter). Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Cakora in Purana glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

Cakora (चकोर)—The following are said to resound the forests such as Caitraratha, Nandana, etc. with their melodious sounds: sārikās, mayūras, cakoras, śukas, bhṛṅgarājas, kokilas, sugrīvas and bhramaras etc. (Vāyu-purāṇa 36.1-5)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Cakora (चकोर).—(Svātikarṇa) Andhra king ruled for 6 months; son of Sunandana. His son was Bahava?*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 273. 11. Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Cakora (चकोर) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara says, Cakora is a mountain in Eastern India. It may be identified as Caraṇādri or Cunār, the hill-fort in the district of Mirzapur, builded by the Pāla kings.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Cakora (चकोर).—A grammarian who .wrote a commentary on the 'Sabdalingarthacandrika of Sujanapandita.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

1) Chakora, a kind of partridge, is a legendary bird described in Hindu mythology. It is believed to reside upon the beams of the moon, that is, the Chandra. The association of Chakora and Chandra has given rise to a number of folk love stories in north India.

2) Chakora is a village in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 32°47'0N 72°43'0E with an altitude of 642 metres (2109 feet). Inhabited (as the legend goes) by Baba Kamal a brother of Baba Odher the ancestor of Oudherwal. Chakora is fully aboded by Kahuts (although Oudherwal consists of Myres and Gonadals also) is the birthplace of Chaudhry Muhammad Zaman Khan a prominent and respected zamindar and educationist who was a founder father of Education movement to educate Kahuts and first Councillor of Sadwal Union Council.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The Chakora bird (or Lunar bird) is from Hindu mythology and often takes the form of a partridge. There are two tales about these special birds, the first that they only live within the beams of the moon itself. The other is that the Chakora eat solely moonbeams to survive.

Source: Hebridean Sprite Beauty: Hinduism

Cakora (चकोर).—A bird that drinks only water from the Śvāti Nakṣatra.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Cakora (चकोर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Cakora] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Cakora (r. 77-78 CE) or Cakora Śātakarṇi is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (eg., Chakora or Cakora Śātakarṇi) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Cakora Śātakarṇi was preceded by Sundara Śātakarṇi and succeeded by Śivasvāti.

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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cakora : (m.) the francolin partridge.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Cakora, (Sk. cakora to kol (kor), see note on gala) the francolin partridge (Perdix rufa) J. V, 416; Vv 358; VvA. 163. See also caṅkora. (Page 258)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

cakōra (चकोर).—(S) Bartavelle or Greek partridge, Tetrao rufus. Linn. Perdix Rufa. Lath. Said to subsist upon the moonbeams.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cakōra (चकोर).—m Bartavelle or Greek partridge, said to subsist upon the moonbeams.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cakora (चकोर).—[cak-tṛptau oran Uṇ.1.64] A kind of bird, the Greek partridge (said to feed on moonbeams); ज्योत्स्नापानमदालसेन वपुषा मत्ताश्चकोराङ्गनाः (jyotsnāpānamadālasena vapuṣā mattāścakorāṅganāḥ) Vb.1.11; इतश्च- कोराक्षि विलोकयेति (itaśca- korākṣi vilokayeti) R.6.59;7.25; स्फुरदधरसीधवे तव वदन- चन्द्रमा रोचयति लोचनचकोरम् (sphuradadharasīdhave tava vadana- candramā rocayati locanacakoram) Gīt.1. (cakorakaḥ also.) (viṣā- bhyāśe) चकारस्ये अक्षिणी विरज्येते (cakārasye akṣiṇī virajyete) Kau. A.1.2.17.

Derivable forms: cakoraḥ (चकोरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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