Cakravan, Cakravān: 1 definition


Cakravan means something in 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 Chakravan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cakravān (चक्रवान्).—A mountain very much extolled in the Purāṇas. When deputing monkeys in quest of Sītā, Sugrīva instructed them to make a special search in Mount Cakravān. It was on this mountain that Viśvakarmā made the Sudarśana Cakra. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Kiṣkindhā Kāṇḍa, Chapter 42, Verse 16).

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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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