Cakravyuha, aka: Cakravyūha, Cakra-vyuha; 5 Definition(s)
Cakravyuha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chakravyuha.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Cakravyūha (चक्रव्यूह).—A formation of soldiers in the form of a cakra. This formation was considered impenetrable, and only the most capable warriors could penetrate it. Abhimanyu was killed while fighting in this formation. His father, Arjuna, taught him how to enter, but he did not know how to exit the gigantic formation.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
cakravyūha (चक्रव्यूह).—m S pop. cakravibhū m & cakravihū m A form of military array, the circle. 2 fig. A deep, complex plot or scheme.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cakravyūha (चक्रव्यूह).—m A form of military array, the circle. A deep, complex plot or scheme.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Cakravyūha (चक्रव्यूह).—a circular array of troops.
Derivable forms: cakravyūhaḥ (चक्रव्यूहः).
Cakravyūha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and vyūha (व्यूह).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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