Candragrahana, aka: Candra-grahana, Candragrahaṇa; 5 Definition(s)
Candragrahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chandragrahana.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Candragrahaṇa (चन्द्रग्रहण) refers to a “lunar eclipse”, according to Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, regarding the benefit in the rites of Devayajña:—“[...] the period of equinoxes, the period of tropical transit, the period of transit to the capricornus, and the time of lunar eclipse (candragrahaṇa) are each of ten times more benefit than the previous one”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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.
India history and geogprahy
Candra-grahaṇa.—(SII 1), lunar eclipse. Note: candra-grahaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
candragrahaṇa (चंद्रग्रहण).—n (S) Eclipse of the moon.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
candragrahaṇa (चंद्रग्रहण).—n Eclipse of the moon.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Candragrahaṇa (चन्द्रग्रहण).—an eclipse of the moon.
Derivable forms: candragrahaṇam (चन्द्रग्रहणम्).
Candragrahaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and grahaṇa (ग्रहण).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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