Candrabhasa, Candrābhāsa, Candra-abhasa, Candrabhāsa, Candra-bhasa: 4 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrabhasa.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Candrabhāsa (चन्द्रभास) or Candrabhāsapura is the name of a Vidyādhara-city, situated on mount Vaitāḍhya (in the southern row), according to chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.


“[...] Taking their families and all their retinue and ascending the best of cars, they went to Vaitāḍhya. [...] Ten yojanas above the earth, King Nami made fifty cities on the mountain in a southern row [viz., Candrabhāsa-pura]. Nami himself lived in Śrīrathanūpuracakravāla, the capital city among these cities. [...] The two rows of Vidyādhara-cities looked very magnificent, as if the Vyantara rows above were reflected below. After making many villages [viz., Candrabhāsa-pura] and suburbs, they established communities according to the suitability of place. The communities there were called by the same name as the community from which the men had been brought and put there. [...]”.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candrābhāsa (चन्द्राभास).—'false moon', an appearance in the sky resembling the real moon.

Derivable forms: candrābhāsaḥ (चन्द्राभासः).

Candrābhāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and ābhāsa (आभास).

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Candrabhāsa (चन्द्रभास).—a sword; see चन्द्रहास (candrahāsa).

Derivable forms: candrabhāsaḥ (चन्द्रभासः).

Candrabhāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and bhāsa (भास).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candrābhāsa (चन्द्राभास).—m.

(-saḥ) A false moon, an appearance like the moon. E. candra, and ābhāsa resembling.

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

1) Candrabhāsa (चन्द्रभास):—[=candra-bhāsa] [from candra > cand] m. (= -hāsa) ‘moon-brilliant’, a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a hero of Kālikā, [Vīracarita xxx.]

3) Candrābhāsa (चन्द्राभास):—[from candra > cand] m. an appearance in the sky like the moon, false moon, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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