Candani, Candanī, Camdani: 7 definitions


Candani 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 Chandani.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Cāndaṇī (or Cāṃdaṇī) in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Catharanthus pussilus (L.) G.Don.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Stem, Leaves”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Candanī (चन्दनी) is the name of a Devī associated with Viṣṇu, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.1-9, while describing the appearance and worship of Viṣṇu]—“Or, [the Mantrin] worships a very handsome, eight-armed, yellow Deva. [...] The goddesses Karpūrī, Candanī, Kastūrī, and Kuṅkumī stand at the cardinal directions, and have a similar form as the Deva. The Devīs grant the fruits of the desired siddhis. What more should be said here? [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

candanī (चंदनी).—a (candana) Relating to sandalwood.

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cāndaṇī (चांदणी).—f A star. 2 An awning. 3 An ornament (like rākhaḍī, but smaller) for the head of women. 4 A blast from the stars. Supposed to fall on horses if they are uncovered (i. e. without the Jhul, or some rag or clout) whilst eating their grain. v paḍa, māra, hāṇa. 5 An inauspicious mark of the horse,--a white spot on the forehead. cāṃ0 tarāraṇēṃ g. of s. To look intent, earnest, fierce; to glare. Ex. dōna praharāṃ hyāsa khāvayāsa na miḷālēṃ tara kaśī cāṃ0 tarāratī. Pr. cāndaṇyānta nijatī āṇi mā- ḍīcī havā pāhatī Used of one who, in hard poverty, looks for the enjoyments of affluence and ease.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

candanī (चंदनी).—a Relating to sandal-wood.

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cāndaṇī (चांदणी).—f A star. An awning. A head ornament of women. A white spot on the horse's forehead.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candanī (चन्दनी).—f. Name of a river; L. D. B.

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

Candanī (चन्दनी):—[from candana > cand] f. Name of a river, [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 40, 20]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cāṃdaṇi (ಚಾಂದಣಿ):—[noun] a structure of canvas, metal, etc. extended before a window or door or over a patio, deck, etc. as a protection from the sun or rain; an awning.

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Cāṃdani (ಚಾಂದನಿ):—[noun] = ಚಾಂದಣಿ [camdani].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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