Candakaushika, Caṇḍakauśika: 4 definitions



Candakaushika means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Caṇḍakauśika can be transliterated into English as Candakausika or Candakaushika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandakaushika.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candakaushika in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक).—A muni, son of Kakśivān, the son of Gautama. Bṛhadratha, King of Magadha, was having no issues when, one day, Caṇḍakauśika went to the palace and blessed the King as a result of which a son called Jarāsandha was born to him. Caṇḍakauśika continued to live at Magadha for long as the preceptor of the kings of that land. (See Jarāsandha).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candakaushika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक).—[masculine] [Name] of a man; [neuter] T. of a drama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka, by Kṣemīśvara. K. 70. B. 2, 116. Rādh. 23. [Oudh 1876-1877], 6 (printed). Np. V, 126. Burnell. 168^b. Oppert. 3398. 4291. 4559. Ii, 1443. 5328. 5932. 9026. 10396. Peters. 3, 394. Bühler 554. Quoted in Sāhityadarpaṇa p. 151. 154.

2) Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक):—nāṭaka, by Kṣemīśvara. Asb. 1893, 250. Bl. 54. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 26. Rgb. 353.

3) Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक):—nāṭaka by Kṣemīśvara. Hz. 943.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caṇḍakauśika (चण्डकौशिक):—[=caṇḍa-kauśika] [from caṇḍa > caṇḍ] m. Name of a son of Kakṣīvat, [Mahābhārata ii, 698]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a drama, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa vi, 92 and 96 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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 (even English!). 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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