Candavega, aka: Caṇḍavega, Caṇḍavegā; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandavega.

In Hinduism


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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Caṇḍavega (चण्डवेग) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Caṇḍavega] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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