Candagrama, Canda-grama, Caṇḍagrāma: 1 definition



Candagrama means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandagrama.

India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Caṇḍagrāma (चण्डग्राम) is a place-name classified as a grāma and mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Caṇḍagrāma or Chaṇḍagrāma is difficult to identify. Caṇḍa is the Prakritic form of Candra which means “the moon”. Thus the village seems to have been named after the Moon-god. But Caṇḍa may also mean ferocious or turbulent and in that case it may have been so named because of its wild looks or its violent population.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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