Candavega, aka: Caṇḍavega, Caṇḍavegā; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandavega.

In Hinduism


[Candavega in Purana glossaries]

Caṇḍavega (चण्डवेग).—A gandharva. (See Purañjana).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Caṇḍavega (चण्डवेग).—The Lord of the Gandharvas, who had 360 followers. These entered Puramjana's city and harassed the people. The superintendent of the city defended it. Allegorically 360 stands for the year, while the Gandharvas represent the day time and their women the night.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 27. 13-16.

2) Caṇḍavegā (चण्डवेगा).—R. sacred to Pitṛs, to be remembered on the occasion of a śāddha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 28.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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