Candrabhanu, Candrabhānu: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Candrabhanu means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Chandrabhanu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु).—A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyabhāmā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 60.
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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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous (C) next»] — Candrabhanu in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Candrabhānu is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Candrabhanu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु).—name of a former Buddha (or of two such): Mahāvastu i.136.17; Sukhāvatīvyūha 6.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king of Kāśī (1635), son of Vīrasenadeva, son of Madhukaraśāha, son of Kāśīrāja, patron of Ananta Paṇḍita (Rasamañjarīṭīkā).

2) Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु):—wrote in 1808:
—[commentary] on Kāśīnātha’s Śīghrabodha.

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

Candrabhānu (चन्द्रभानु):—[=candra-bhānu] [from candra > cand] m. Name of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 61, 10.]

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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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