Candabhanu, Candabhānu, Caṇḍabhānu, Canda-bhanu: 2 definitions

Introduction

Candabhanu 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 Chandabhanu.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous (C) next»] — Candabhanu in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A king of Java. He invaded Ceylon in the eleventh year of the reign of Parakkamabahu II. but was defeated in battle by Virabahu (Cv.lxxiii.36ff). In the reign of Vijayabahu IV. he appeared once again with a large army and, landing at Mahatittha, marched against the kings fortress at Subhagiri, demanding the Tooth Relic, the Bowl Relic and the kingdom. But he was again defeated by the Sinhalese forces under Vijayabahu and Virabahu. Ibid., lxxxviii.69-83. For his later history see JA.xliii.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Candabhanu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṇḍabhānu (चण्डभानु).—the sun; हेमन्त- शिशिरावाप्य चण्डांशोरिव मण्डलम् (hemanta- śiśirāvāpya caṇḍāṃśoriva maṇḍalam) Rāj. T.4.41.

Derivable forms: caṇḍabhānuḥ (चण्डभानुः).

Caṇḍabhānu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caṇḍa and bhānu (भानु). See also (synonyms): caṇḍāṃśu, caṇḍakara, caṇḍadīdhiti.

context information

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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