Candramandala, aka: Candramaṇḍala, Candra-mandala; 6 Definition(s)
Candramandala 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 Chandramandala.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Candramaṇḍala (चन्द्रमण्डल).—Contains the essence of the dhāma of Vedas; progresses and degresses with Śukla and Kṛṣṇa pakṣas.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 23. 14.
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.
Candramaṇḍala (चन्द्रमण्डल) refers to “floral patch”, usually decorated onto the kapora, which is a compound moulding of the prastara, or ‘entablature’.Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
India history and geogprahy
Candramaṇḍala is the name of a territory mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—Candramaṇḍala was the territory round modern Cāndor in the Goā State.
These copper plates (mentioning Candramaṇḍala) were obtained from Tonappa Parisa Upadhye, the priest of the Jain basti of Paṭṭaṇakudi, who claims that they have been preserved as heirloom in his family. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra (i.e. Śilāhāra) king Avasara II, ruling from Balinagara. The inscription is dated in the expired Śaka year 910 (expressed in words), the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin, on Monday, the fifth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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
candramaṇḍala (चंद्रमंडल).—n (S) The moon considered as a region or heaven. 2 The disk of the moon. Ex. śuddha caṃ0 pāhūna snāna karāvēṃ.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
candramaṇḍala (चंद्रमंडल).—n The moon considered as a region or heaven. The disk 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.
1) the orb or disc of the moon.
2) the lunar sphere.
3) a halo round the moon.
Derivable forms: candramaṇḍalam (चन्द्रमण्डलम्).
Candramaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and maṇḍala (मण्डल).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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