Cakraratna, Cakra-ratna: 5 definitions
Cakraratna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chakraratna.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Cakraratna (चक्ररत्न) is the name of a deity or entity to which is given homage to [i.e., oṃ rāṃ cakra-ratnāya namaḥ], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Cakraratna (चक्ररत्न) or simply Cakra refers to the “wheel jewel” and represents the first of the “seven jewels of universal monarchs” (saptaratna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 85). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., cakra-ratna). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Cakraratna (चक्ररत्न).—[neuter] an excellent (lit. jewel of a) discus.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cakraratna (चक्ररत्न):—[=cakra-ratna] [from cakra] n. an excellent wheel or disk (one of the 7 treasures of a king), [Dharmasaṃgraha 85]
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.
Cakraratna (ಚಕ್ರರತ್ನ):—[noun] (jain.) a circular missile that is supposed to be bestowed on a jaina emperor.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ratna, Cakra.
Full-text: Saptaratna, Sarvakaravaropeta, Seven Jewels, Cakra, Tala, Sayyathidam, Manushyaloka, Earthly Realms.
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