Candragati, Camdragati: 3 definitions


Candragati 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 Chandragati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candragati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Candragati (चन्द्रगति).—The month reckoned from the new moon day to the new moon day; in some parts the month reckoned from the full moon day to the full moon day.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 217.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Candragati (चन्द्रगति) refers to the “movement of the Moon”, according to the commentary on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Beginning from the first digit, that is the first day (of the first lunar fortnight), up to the first day of the second (lunar fortnight), there are sixteen (nights). Beginning with the first day of the second (fortnight), (the moon) wanes until the first day of the first (fortnight). Thus there are sixteen (lunar days). This is the movement of the Moon [i.e., candragati] and that of the Sun. These are the vowels. The two movements are life and death. These are also the parts (pada) that are located in the syllables of the sacred seats”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Caṃdragati (ಚಂದ್ರಗತಿ):—

1) [noun] the movement of the moon.

2) [noun] (jain.) a receiving of alms from any house irrespective of their status.

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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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