Cakradhara, Cakradhārā, Cakrādhāra, Cakra-adhara, Cakra-dhara: 14 definitions

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Cakradhara 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 Chakradhara.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Cakradhara (चक्रधर) is the name of a one-eyed Brāhman who vowed to solve a dispute between rivalling Brāhmans, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 18. Their story was told by Udayana (king of Vatsa) in order to demonstratrate to his ministers that a brave man by himself without any support obtains prosperity.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Cakradhara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cakradhara (चक्रधर).—A very intelligent brahmin. One-eyed and bent down in body he is a character in Vatsarājacarita. (See Vidūṣaka).

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Cakradhara (चक्रधर) or Cakradhararasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 5, arśas: piles). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., cakradhara-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cakrādhāra (चक्राधार) refers to the “wheels and foundations”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while expounding Kaula and the Nine Kaulas]—“I praise Kaula without defects and free of the utterance of Mantra. Devoid of Navātman, subtle, the expander of thought and its object, free of the Wheels and Foundations (cakrādhāra-vinirmukta), I praise Kaula, (the transcendent beyond) the purview of the senses”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cakradhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cakradhara (चक्रधर).—a.

1) bearing or having a wheel.

2) carrying a discus.

3) driving in a carriage. (-raḥ) 1 an epithet of Viṣṇu; चक्रघरप्रभावः (cakragharaprabhāvaḥ) R. 16.55.

2) a sovereign, governor or ruler of a province; वृद्धानां भारतप्तानां स्त्रीणां चक्रधरस्य च (vṛddhānāṃ bhārataptānāṃ strīṇāṃ cakradharasya ca) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.162.38.

3) a village tumbler or juggler.

4) a snake; भवेच्चक्रधरो विष्णौ भुजङ्गे ग्रामजालिनि (bhaveccakradharo viṣṇau bhujaṅge grāmajālini) Viśvalochana.

Cakradhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and dhara (धर).

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Cakradhārā (चक्रधारा).—the periphery of a wheel.

Cakradhārā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and dhārā (धारा).

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

Cakradhara (चक्रधर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Having a wheel, &c. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A village or common tumbler or juggler. 2. One who holds a wheel, discus, &c. 3. The manager or owner of many villages. 4. A name of Vishnu or Krishna, who is represented as holding a discus in one hand. 5. A snake. E. cakra a wheel, &c. and dhara who holds. dhṛ ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakradhara (चक्रधर).—[cakra-dhara], I. adj. 1. Bearing a wheel, [Pañcatantra] 242, 15. 2. Bearing a discus. Ii. m. 1. A name of Viṣṇu (wielding the discus) [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 76, 13. 2. A sovereign, Mahābhārata 3, 8221. 3. A snake, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 1, 261.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakradhara (चक्रधर).—[adjective] & [masculine] having a wheel or a discus, a sovereign or Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Cakradhara (चक्रधर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Āśāditya (Karmapradīpabhāṣya). W. p. 81.

2) Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—Nyāyamañjarīgranthabhaṅga. Kh. 88.

3) Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—Paitṛkatithinirṇaya. B. 3, 104.

4) Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—Yantracintāmaṇi and—[commentary].

5) Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—son of Vāmana: Yantracintāmaṇi and—[commentary]

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

1) Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—[=cakra-dhara] [from cakra] mfn. or m. bearing a wheel, wheel-bearer, [Pañcatantra v, 3, 10/11 ff.] (once -dhāra)

2) [v.s. ...] = -bhṛt, [Mahābhārata i, 6257; Mṛcchakaṭikā v, 3; Raghuvaṃśa xvi, 55]

3) [v.s. ...] driving in a carriage (?, ‘a snake’ or ‘a governor’ [Scholiast or Commentator]; cf. [Manu-smṛti ii, 138 and; Yājñavalkya i, 117]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 7570]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a sovereign, emperor, iii, xii, [Harivaṃśa 10999]

5) [v.s. ...] governor of a province, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] = caraka, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka xv, 1 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) [v.s. ...] a snake, [Rājataraṅgiṇī i, 261]

8) [v.s. ...] a village tumbler (cf. cakrāṭa), [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Karmapradīpa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

10) [v.s. ...] of other men, [Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] of a locality, [Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 191.]

12) Cakradhāra (चक्रधार):—[=cakra-dhāra] [from cakra] for -dhara q.v.

13) Cakradhārā (चक्रधारा):—[=cakra-dhārā] [from cakra-dhāra > cakra] f. the periphery of a wheel, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cakradhara (चक्रधर):—[cakra-dhara] (raḥ) 1. m. Vishnu; a juggler; a snake; one who holds a discus or number of villages.

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Cakradhara in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cakradhara (ಚಕ್ರಧರ):—

1) [noun] Viṣṇu, who is equipped with the circular missile.

2) [noun] the male sovereign of an empire; an emperor.

3) [noun] a ruddy goose.

4) [noun] 4.Ādiśeṣa, the king of serpents.

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Cakrādhāra (ಚಕ್ರಾಧಾರ):—[noun] Viṣṇu, who is bearing the earth on his back in the form of a tortoise.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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