Cakrakartri, Cakrakartṛ: 1 definition


Cakrakartri 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.

The Sanskrit term Cakrakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Cakrakartr or Cakrakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakrakartri.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Cakrakartri in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cakrakartṛ (चक्रकर्तृ) refers to Śiva as the “creator of the wheel (cakra)”, where the wheel refers to the bondage of the rope of activities that revolves like a wheel (cakra), as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.18. Accordingly, “the Jīva bound by the rope of activities revolves round and round for ever like a wheel (cakra) by means of the three types of body (śārira-traya) and their activities (karma). The creator of the wheel (Cakrakartṛ) must be worshipped for the cessation of the revolution of the wheel. The Prakṛti etc. constitute the great wheel and Śiva is beyond the Prakṛti. The creator of the wheel (Cakrakartṛ) is the Lord Śiva. He is beyond the Prakṛti. Just as a boy drinks or spits out water as he pleases so also Śiva keeps Prakṛti etc. just as he pleases. He is called Śiva because he has brought it under his control. (Vaīśkṛta). Śiva alone is omniscient, perfect and free from desire”.

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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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