Candrakirti, Candrakīrti: 7 definitions


Candrakirti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Chandrakirti.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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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.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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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.

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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.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: 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”.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: 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. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: 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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Candrakirti in German

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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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