Candramati, Candramatī: 1 definition



Candramati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chandramati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candramati in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Candramatī (चन्द्रमती).—Wife of king Hariścandra reputed for his unique honesty and integrity. (See Hariścandra).

2) Candramatī (चन्द्रमती).—A city. Two sons, Takṣaka and Citraketu were born to Lakṣmaṇa of Ūrmilā. Takṣaka was crowned King of Agati, a city built on the eastern coast of the sea after annihilating the hunter tribe there, and Citraketu was crowned king of Candramatī, a city built on the western coast of the sea after killing all the Mlecchas there. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

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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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