Cakravaki, Cakravākī: 4 definitions
Cakravaki 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 Chakravaki.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Cakravākī (चक्रवाकी).—The female counterpart of the cakra bird. When the male cakra bird and the female cakravākī bird are separated, they make mournful sounds during the night.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Cakravākī (चक्रवाकी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Cakravāka forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Vāyucakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the vāyucakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Cakravākī] and Vīras are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cakravākī (चक्रवाकी):—[=cakra-vākī] [from cakra-vāka > cakra] f(ī). the female of the Cakra (-vāka) bird, [Meghadūta 80; Kathāsaritsāgara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Cakravākī (चक्रवाकी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cakkavāī.
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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Partial matches: Cakra.
Starts with: Cakravakin.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 6: Description of sunset, moonrise and dawn < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 2: Story of Pavanañjaya and Añjanasundarī < [Chapter III - Hanumat’s birth and Varuṇa’s subjection]
Part 3: War between the Rākṣasas and Vānaras < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 156 - Maṇibhadra Cheats a Brāhmaṇa Named Puṣpa < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)
Part 2 - The Ancient Indian Theory and Practice of Music < [Introduction, Part 2]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)