Cakravartikshetra, Cakravartīkṣetra, Cakravarti-kshetra: 2 definitions


Cakravartikshetra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Cakravartīkṣetra can be transliterated into English as Cakravartiksetra or Cakravartikshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakravartikshetra.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Cakravartikshetra in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Cakravartīkṣetra (चक्रवर्तीक्षेत्र) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—India from Cape Comorin in the south to the Bindusāras in the Himālayās in the north as the Cakravartīkṣetra by designates of Rājaśekhara’s Kāvyamīmāṃsā. This region consists of 1000 Yojanas. One who conquers and rules over the whole of this land is called a Cakravartin. It seems to be the same as the Kumārīdvīpa, one of the nine parts of the Bharatavarṣa. The Puarāṇas and the Kāvyamīmāṃsā use the word Bhāratavarṣa in a wider sense, so as to include greater India, means India is proper along with her eight colonies, Indradvīpa etc. These colonies are bounded by the southern sea or the Indian oceans and the Himālayān range are separated from one another by oceans.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Cakravartikshetra in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Cakravarti-kṣetra.—(IE 8-2; EI 33), the sphere of influence of an Indian imperial ruler lying between the Himalayas and the three seas, viz. Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea; sometimes regarded as conterminous with Āryāvarta or Dākṣiṇātya. See Sircar, Stud. Geog. Anc. Med. Ind., pp. 1 ff. Note: cakravarti-kṣetra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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