Candisha, Caṇḍīśa, Candi-isha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Candisha 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 Caṇḍīśa can be transliterated into English as Candisa or Candisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandisa.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (C) next»] — Candisha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Caṇḍīśa (चण्डीश).—An attendant on Rudra. Laid his hands on Pūṣan at the destruction of Dakṣa's sacrifice.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 5. 17.

1b) A Bhautika, a Varamūrti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 50.
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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-English dictionary

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

Caṇḍīśa (चण्डीश):—[from caṇḍī > caṇḍ] m. (ḍīś) = -pati, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 5, 17; Bālarāmāyaṇa iii, 79; Naiṣadha-carita]

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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. 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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