Candramas: 8 definitions
Candramas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Chandramas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Candramas (चन्द्रमस्).—A ṛṣi who imparted spiritual knowledge to Sampāti and advised Jaṭāyu to give directions about the way to the monkeys in their search for Sītādevī. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka
Candramas (चन्द्रमस्, “moon”) refers to one of the devatāpañcaka (fivefold divinities), defined in the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka 7.7.1. The devatāpañcaka, and other such fivefold divisions, are associated with the elemental aspect (adhibhūta) of the three-fold division of reality (adhibhūta, adhidaiva and adhyātma) which attempts to explain the phenomenal nature of the universe. Adhibhūta denotes all that belongs to the material or elemental creation.
The Taittirīya-āraṇyaka is associated with the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda and dates from at least the 6th century BCE. It is composed of 10 chapters and discusses vedic rituals and sacrifices (such as the mahāyajña) but also includes the Taittirīya-upaniṣad and the Mahānārāyaṇa-upaniṣad.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Candramas.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘one’. Note: candramas is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The moon; नक्षत्रताराग्रहसंकुलापि ज्योतिष्मती चन्द्रमसैव रात्रिः (nakṣatratārāgrahasaṃkulāpi jyotiṣmatī candramasaiva rātriḥ) R.6.22.
2) A month.
3) Camphor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-māḥ) The moon. E. candra camphor, mā to mete or measure, and asun Unadi affix, mā deśaḥ rendering all objects white like camphor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candramas (चन्द्रमस्).—i. e. candra -māsa, m. The moon, [Nala] 17, 6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candramas (चन्द्रमस्).—[masculine] moon or god of the moon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Candramas (चन्द्रमस्):—[=candra-mas] [from candra > cand] a m. (dra-) (mas = mās; [gana] dāsī-bhārādi) the moon, deity of the moon (considered as a Dānava, [Mahābhārata i, 2534; Harivaṃśa 190]; named among the 8 Vasus, [Mahābhārata i, 2583]), [Ṛg-veda i;viii, 82, 8; x; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a hero of Kālikā, [Vīracarita xxx.]
3) [=candra-mas] [from cand] b See sub voce candra.
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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Search found 12 books and stories containing Candramas, Candra-mas; (plurals include: Candramases, mases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XI, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Eleventh Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IX, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Ninth Kāṇḍa]
Subala Upanishad of Shukla-yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Asvalayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section LXV < [Sambhava Parva]
Section LI < [Goharana Parva]
Section CXI < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 26 - The vow of Rohiṇīcandraśayana < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 3 - Various Mountains and Regions of the Earth < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 41 - The Rise of the Lotus and the War between Gods & Demons < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]