Cakrapani, Cakrapāṇi, Cakra-pani: 7 definitions

Introduction

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 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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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-English dictionary

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Source: 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

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: 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.

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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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