Candramas: 14 definitions


Candramas means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candramas in Purana glossary
Source: 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).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्) or Soma refers to one of the three sons of Atri and Anasuyā: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Anasuyā was given to Atri.]. [...] Atri and Anasuyā gave birth to Durvāsas, Candramas (Soma) and Dattātreya.

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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Candramas in Hinduism glossary
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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्) refers to the “lunar (zodiac sign)” [i.e., rāśigata-bhāskare amuka rāśigata-candramasi], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: 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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candramas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्).—m.

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

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्).—m.

(-māḥ) The moon. E. candra camphor, 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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्):—[candra-mas] (māḥ) 5. m. The moon.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Candramas (चन्द्रमस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Caṃḍamā, Caṃdama.

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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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