Cakrapani, Cakra-pani, Cakrapāṇi: 11 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)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). [...]”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cakrapāṇi (चक्रपाणि).—a S Bearing in hand the cakra or discus;--epithet of Vishn̤u.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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 authorSource: 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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Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Spiritual attributes (ātma-guṇas) < [Chapter 2 - Fundamental Categories]
Heuristic reasoning (yukti) [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 6 - Source of Knowledge (pramāṇa)]
The theory of three faults (tridoṣa-siddhānta) < [Chapter 3 - Fundamental Theories]
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 10 - The Pupils of Atreya < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Chapter 9 - Commentators of Caraka Samhita < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Chapter 5 - The Story of Agnivesha < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.164 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 1.5.62-63 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - The Psychological Views and other Ontological Categories < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 7 - Growth and Disease < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)