Cakravata, aka: Cakravāta, Cakravāṭa, Cakra-vata; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chakravata.

In Hinduism


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Cakravāta (चक्रवात).—Killed by Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 43. 25.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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cakravāta (चक्रवात).—m (S) A whirlwind.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cakravāta (चक्रवात).—m A whirlwind.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Cakravāṭa (चक्रवाट).—

1) a limit, boundary.

2) a lamp-stand.

3) engaging in an action.

Derivable forms: cakravāṭaḥ (चक्रवाटः).

Cakravāṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and vāṭa (वाट).

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Cakravāta (चक्रवात).—a whirlwind, hurricane; चक्रवातस्वरूपेण जहारासीनमर्भकम् (cakravātasvarūpeṇa jahārāsīnamarbhakam) Bhāg.1. 7.2.

Derivable forms: cakravātaḥ (चक्रवातः).

Cakravāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and vāta (वात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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