Cakrapani, Cakrapāṇi, Cakrapāṇī, Cakra-pani: 13 definitions


Cakrapani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chakrapani.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—Declared the law re. ekoddiṣṭa; was asked to give up sleep for the churning of the ocean.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 18. 1; 20. 38; 249. 14.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि) (cf. Cakra) refers to “one who holds a discus” and represents one of the attributes of Viṣṇu, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly: “[...] Then, after the goddess Kumārikā had heard Vyāsa’s words, she hid her Māyā nature from him and assumed (her) Vaiṣṇava form. Viṣṇu held a conch, discus (cakra—cakrapāṇi), mace and rosary [śaṅkhacakragadāpāṇiḥ akṣasūtraṃ]. Stainless (nirañjana), he wore yellow clothes and, mounted on Garuḍa, he was radiant. Keśava, that is, Janārdhaka, was accompanied by Mahālakṣmī. (He), the god Hari, born from a lotus womb, is the imperishable cause (of all things). [...]”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Asian Agri-History: Drumavichitrikaranam—The Ancient Approach to Plant Mutagenesis

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि) (1580 CE) is the author of the Viśvavallabha-Vṛkṣāyurveda: an encyclopedic work also dealing with ancient Indian agriculture and Plant Mutagenesis (druma-vichitrikaranam). This term means “to make a tree appear extraordinary”. In other words, the term implies that there would be an alteration in the natural trait of the tree. Certain treatises contain a separate chapter on Plant Mutagenesis (druma-vicitrīkaraṇa), such as Cakrapāṇi-Miśra’s Viśvavallabha-Vṛkṣāyurveda (1580 CE).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—a S Bearing in hand the cakra or discus;--epithet of Vishn̤u.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—an epithet of Viṣṇu; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.49.

Derivable forms: cakrapāṇiḥ (चक्रपाणिः).

Cakrapāṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and pāṇi (पाणि).

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

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) A name of Vishnu. E. cakra and pāṇi the hand, being always represented with a discus in one hand.

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

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—m. a name of Viṣṇu (holding a discus in one hand).

Cakrapāṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and pāṇi (पाणि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Padyāvalī.

2) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—Kālakaumudīcampū. Bp. 262.

3) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—Jyotirbhāskara jy. L. 2825. Vijayakalpalatā jy. H. 330. Bp. 273.

4) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—Prauḍhamanoramākhaṇḍana [grammatical] Sb. 441.

5) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—read Kalākaumudīcampū.

6) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—son of Satyadhara: Praśnatattva jy.

7) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—Viṣṇustotra.

8) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—son of Kāmarāja, grandson of Vāsudeva: Vijayakalpalatā jy.

9) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—pupil of Viśveśvara or Vīreśvara: Kārakatattva [grammatical]

Cakrapāṇi has the following synonyms: Śeṣacakrapāṇi.

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

1) Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—[=cakra-pāṇi] [from cakra] m. ‘discus-handed’, Viṣṇu, [ṢaḍvBr. v, 10; Mahābhārata vi, 1900]

2) [v.s. ...] (ṇin), [Harivaṃśa 8193 and 8376]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a medical author

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

Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि):—[cakra-pāṇi] (ṇiḥ) 2. m. Vishnu.

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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

Cakrapāṇi (ಚಕ್ರಪಾಣಿ):—[noun] = ಚಕ್ರಧರ - [cakradhara -] 1.

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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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