Cakoraka: 4 definitions


Cakoraka 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 Chakoraka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cakoraka (चकोरक) or Cakoraka refers to a type of bird, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Sitā said to Śiva:—“[...] the most unbearable season of the advent of clouds (ghanāgama or jaladāgama) has arrived with clusters of clouds of diverse hues, and their music reverberating in the sky and the various quarters. [...] In this troublesome time, even crows and Cakora (Cakoraka) birds build their nests. But you don’t. Without a home how will you be happy? O Pināka-bearer Śiva, let not the great fear originating from clouds befall us. Hence endeavour for a residence. Do not delay. Heed my words”.

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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-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cakoraka (चकोरक).—nt. (compare [Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī] caora, a kind of dish, Sama-rāiccakahā), according to Tibetan and Chin. apparently a covered cup or vessel used as a lamp: Mahāvyutpatti 8953 = Tibetan skoṅ po (or skoṅ bu, or sgron bu; the first two cup or vessel, the third lamp) kha sbyar (mouth closed); Chin. covered lamp vessel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakoraka (चकोरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The Greek partridge: see the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakoraka (चकोरक):—[from cakora] m. ifc. = ra (Perdix rufa).

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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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