Candrabimba, Camdrabimba: 10 definitions


Candrabimba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब) was the teacher of Guḍikanātha, who was one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas. Guḍikanātha was one of the six princes having the authority to teach.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब) refers to “disk of the moon”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.8-13, while describing auspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] crosses over the ocean and river. Likewise sunrise and indeed blazing fire [are auspicious. Also auspicious is when the dreamer] sees planets, constellations, stars and the disk of the moon (candrabimbacandrabimbasya darśanam). [When the dreamer] ascends the palace or a turret of the palace, climbs a mountain top, tree, elephant, young animal, bull, horse, or man. [In auspicious dreams one] sees a chariot and also sees the siddhamantra, obtains the perfected oblation and sees the gods, etc. [...]”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब) refers to the “lunar orb”, according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “[...] (Thus the goddess) shone brilliantly like the lunar orb (candrabimba) there in the country of Śrībimba. She became intent (on exercising her) authority along with the Siddha and bestowed accomplishment. The Lord (nātha) also, who was very angry (for some reason), forcefully struck (and felled) by virtue of the intense (grace of the inward) piercing (of Kuṇḍalinī) with (his) gaze alone (the tree) called ‘tamarind’ (ciñca) and so is called the venerable Ciñcinin”.

2) Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब) is the name of a Master associated with the Pīṭha named Kaulagiri, according to the Kulakriḍāvatāra, a text paraphrased by Abhinavagupta in his Tāntrāloka.—The lineage (ovalli) Avali is associated with the following:—Prince: Guḍika; Master: Candrabimba; Pīṭha: Kaulagiri; Ghara (house): Aḍabilla; Pallī (village): Ḍombī; Town: Gauḍika; Direction: north-west; Grove: Nārikela; Vow-time: 8 years; Mudrā: right little finger; Chummā: “Genitals”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब) refers to the “disk of the moon”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] In an auspicious hour, in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. [...] Though he had many sons, the lord of mountain and his wife rejoiced more on seeing Kālī frequently, after these celebrations. There in the palace of the lord of mountains the goddess Śivā grew up like Gaṅgā in the rainy season and like the moon-light in the autumn. The goddess Kālī of exquisite body and comely appearance acquired more and more splendour like the disk of the moon acquiring more and more digits day by day [i.e., candrabimbacandrabimbakalāmiva]. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

candrabimba (चंद्रबिंब).—n (S) The lunar disk.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

candrabimba (चंद्रबिंब).—n The lunar disk.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब).—[neuter] the orb of the moon.

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

Candrabimba (चन्द्रबिम्ब):—[=candra-bimba] [from candra > cand] n. the moon-disc, [Kāvyādarśa ii, 39 and 41]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candrabimba in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caṃdrabiṃba (ಚಂದ್ರಬಿಂಬ):—[noun] the disc of the moon (as seen to us).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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