Candradvipa, aka: Candra-dvipa, Candradvīpa; 2 Definition(s)

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Candradvipa 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandradvipa.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Candradvīpa (चन्द्रद्वीप).—Name of a celestial region (dvīpa) covering one thousand yojanas, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. In the middle of Candradvīpa are two waterfalls by the name Candrakānta and Sūryakānta, in the middle of whose the river Candrāvartā flows.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Candradvīpa (चन्द्रद्वीप).—South of Uttarakuru where Gods live; 1000 yojanas in circumference; in the midst is a hill containing precious mines from which Candrāvartā takes its rise; it is the place of the moon God; people in it are righteous and live to an age of 10,000 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 52-60.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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