Cakranga, Cakrāṅga, Cakra-anga: 6 definitions


Cakranga 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 Chakranga.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cakrāṅga (चक्राङ्ग) or Cakravāka refers to a kind of bird, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Śiva said to Sitā:—“[...] O my beloved, beautiful woman, clouds will not reach the place where I have to make an abode for you. [...] The Apricot tree seems to dance with their oscillating branches. They seem to be fanning the self-born god of love. There are Sārasa birds and the intoxicated Cakravāka (Cakrāṅga) birds heightening its beauty”.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cakrāṅga (चक्राङ्ग).—

1) a gander having a curved neck.

2) a carriage.

3) the ruddy goose (cakravāka); चक्राङ्गान् स च नित्यं वै सर्वतो वनगोच- रान् (cakrāṅgān sa ca nityaṃ vai sarvato vanagoca- rān) Mb.12.268.36.

-ṅgī a goose.

-ṅgam a parasol.

Derivable forms: cakrāṅgaḥ (चक्राङ्गः).

Cakrāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Cakrāṅga (चक्राङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. A gander. 2. A carriage. f. (-ṅgī) 1. A goose. 2. A drug: see kaṭuki. 3. A potherb, (Hilancha repens:) see hilamocikā. E. cakra a wheel, &c. and aṅga a limb or the body.

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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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