Cakrapala, Cakrapāla, Cakra-pala: 8 definitions


Cakrapala 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 Chakrapala.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Cakrapala in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल) is the name of the brother of Kṣemendra, who was otherwise known as Vyāsadāsa as most of the colophons of his works attribute to him. Kṣemendra was the son of Prakāśendra, grandson of Sindhu and father of Somendra and also the brother of Cakrapāla. He was also the descendant of Narendra, the minister of King Jayāpīḍa. Cakrapāla, brother of Kṣemendra is quoted by Kṣemendra himself in his Kavikaṇṭhābharaṇa (second chapter).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल).—

1) the governor of a province.

2) an officer in charge of a division of an army.

3) horizon.

4) a circle.

5) one who carries a discus.

Derivable forms: cakrapālaḥ (चक्रपालः).

Cakrapāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and pāla (पाल).

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

Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. Superintendent of a province. 2. One who carries a discus. 3. A circle. 4. The horizon. E. cakra and pāla who or what protects. E. pāli + aṇ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—brother of Muktākaṇa. One verse of his is given in Kavikaṇṭhābharaṇa 2, 1.

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

1) Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल):—[=cakra-pāla] [from cakra] m. the superintendent of a province, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] one who carries a discus, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] a circle, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] the horizon, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Kṣemendra]

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

Cakrapāla (चक्रपाल):—[cakra-pāla] (laḥ) 1. m. Superintendent of a province; one who carries a discus; a circle; horizon.

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Cakrapala 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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