Candrakirti, Candrakīrti: 7 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति).—A Jain grammarian of the twelfth century A.D. who has written a commentary named Subodhini on the Sarasvata Vyakaraha.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति) (lit. “one who has the eyes on feathers”) is a synonym (another name) for the Peacock (Mayūra), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
Candrakirti (880-800 BCE) or Chandrakirti, a South Indian, was a Buddhist scholar of Nalanda. He was the disciple of Aryadeva II and not Aryadeva I. He founded a new school of Madhyamika philosophy known as Prasangika Madhyamika. He debated with Chandragomin at Nalanda for years. Chandrakirti defended Buddhapalita against Bhavaviveka. Chandrakirti also wrote a treatise on grammar known as “Samantabhadra-Vyakarana”.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति) is the wife of king Dīptacūla from Kinnaragīta, according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as the Vidyādhara Pavanavega said to king Vajrāyudha:—“[...] There is a mountain Vaitāḍhya in the province Sukaccha, the ornament of Videhakṣetra in this same Jambūdvīpa. [...] On the same Vaitāḍhya lived King Dīptacūla in the city Kinnaragīta, the ornament of the north row. His wife Candrakīrti bore a daughter, Sukāntā, with all the auspicious marks, whom I married. [...]”.
2) Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति) is the name of an ancient king from Campā, according to chapter 6.7 [śrī-munisuvratanātha-caritra].—Accordingly:—“ [...] Thus resolving, the god [i.e., Vīra incarnated in Saudharma] took them [i.e., Hari and Hariṇī] both with wishing-trees to the city Campā in this Bharata. Just then the king in this city, Candrakīrti, belonging to the Ikṣvāku family, had died without a son. Then the ministers began to search on all sides for a man suitable to be king, like yogis searching for the soul. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति):—[=candra-kīrti] [from candra > cand] m. Name of a prince of Ujjayinī, [Bhadrabāhu-caritra]
2) [v.s. ...] of a Sūri of the Jainas.
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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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Starts with: Candrakirti suri.
Full-text (+6): Chandahkosha, Kirtibuddhivilasini, Subodhika, Subodhini, Prasannapada, Prakritachandahkosha, Aloka, Lokasamvriti, Candrakirti suri, Loka, Sukanta, Harshakirti, Alokasamvriti, Akashapushpa, Samantabhadra, Alatacakra, Taimirika, Madhyamakavatara, Kinnaragita, Diptacula.
Search found 11 books and stories containing Candrakirti, Candrakīrti, Candra-kirti, Candra-kīrti; (plurals include: Candrakirtis, Candrakīrtis, kirtis, kīrtis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - Spa tshab together with his lineage < [Book 6 - The Origin of the Mādhyamika (middle way)]
Chapter 5a - Minor lineages (brgyud phran gyi skabs) < [Book 12 - Peace-Making Lineages]
Chapter 16 - Shes rab rgyal mtshan < [Book 10 - The Kālacakra]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 186 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 302-306 / Stanza 36 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 40 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 19 - The Dialectic of Nāgārjuna and the Vedānta Dialectic < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 1 - The World-Appearance < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 20 - Dialectical criticisms of Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla (a.d. 760) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Samṛddhi-sūtra < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
Appendix 8 - The Catuḥśataka (the four hundreds) by Āryadeva < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Appendix 9 - The first Madhyamika authors (Nāgārjuna, Āryadeva, Rāhulabhadra) < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Story of Śāntimatī < [Chapter III - Eighth incarnation as Vajrāyudha]
Part 3: Origin of the Harivaṃśa < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (by Nāgārjuna)