Candradarshana, Candradarśana, Candra-darshana: 1 definition

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Candradarshana 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 Candradarśana can be transliterated into English as Candradarsana or Candradarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandradarshana.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candradarshana in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Candradarśana (चन्द्रदर्शन) refers to “seeing the (disk of the) moon” (in dreams), 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 (candradarśanacandrabimbasya 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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