Candapati, Caṇḍapati, Caṇḍāpati, Canda-pati: 2 definitions



Candapati 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandapati.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Candapati in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Caṇḍapati (चण्डपति).—There was a sage Caṇḍapati decended from the family of Śiva, in that caste well-known in the country called Lāṭa, the Southern part of Gujarāta, the land watered by the river Narmadā. He had a son named Sollapeya. The latter had many sons. One of them was Sūra, an ornament of the whole family. He had a son named Soḍḍhala, the firsty among the sons ofrom his wife Pampāvati. He was born in a noble and learned Kāyastha family in Gujarata some where near Bhṛgukaccha, the modern Broach in the Gujarata State.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candapati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṇḍāpati (चण्डापति).—an epithet of Śiva; पुण्यं यायास्त्रिभुवनगुरीर्धाम चण्डीश्वरस्य (puṇyaṃ yāyāstribhuvanagurīrdhāma caṇḍīśvarasya) Me.33. °मण्डनम् (maṇḍanam) poison (kālakūṭam); मथ्यमानोऽद्रिणा पूर्वं ददौ चण्डीशमण्डनम् (mathyamāno'driṇā pūrvaṃ dadau caṇḍīśamaṇḍanam) Bm.1.13.

Derivable forms: caṇḍāpatiḥ (चण्डापतिः).

Caṇḍāpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caṇḍā and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): caṇḍeśa, caṇḍyīśa, caṇḍeśvara, caṇḍyīśvara, caṇḍīpati.

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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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