Cakrapani, aka: Cakrapāṇi, Cakra-pani; 3 Definition(s)
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—a S Bearing in hand the cakra or discus;--epithet of Vishn̤u.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—an epithet of Viṣṇu; Bg.11.49.
Derivable forms: cakrapāṇiḥ (चक्रपाणिः).
Cakrapāṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and pāṇi (पाणि).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 12 - The Psychological Views and other Ontological Categories < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 9 - Head and Heart < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Yoga and Patañjali < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 10: Conquest of northern half of Bharata by Sagara < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]
Part 11: The fight between Bharata and Bāhubali < [Chapter V]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)