Cakrapani, aka: Cakra-pani, Cakrapāṇi; 3 Definition(s)

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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.

In Hinduism

Purana

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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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
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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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