Candramauli, Candra-mauli, Camdramauli: 12 definitions


Candramauli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Chandramauli.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candramauli in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि).—See Śiva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 48. 9.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Candramauli in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि) is the name of a Vidyā, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-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:—“[...] Jvalanajaṭin, delighted, taught vidyās to them (i.e., Acala and Tripṛṣṭha), dressed in white, concentrated in meditation. Recalling the first syllables of the mantras, the two brothers passed seven nights, their minds devoted to one thing. On the seventh day, the lord of serpents (Śeṣa) having trembled, the vidyās approached Bala and Upendra absorbed in meditation. The vidyās [viz., Candramauli], and others said, ‘We are in your power’. Both completed meditation, though the vidyās had been won. Everything is attracted spontaneously by merit. What should not belong to the noble? [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candramauli in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

candramauḷī (चंद्रमौळी).—a (candramauli S Bearing the moon upon his head. A name of Shiva.) That lets the moonbeams through the roof. Used ironically in praise of a ruinous building. ghara caṃ0 āṇi kēḷīvara nāraḷī (A house with a roof in holes or chasms, and a cocoanut-cup upon a common water-vessel.) A magniloquent phrase for extreme poverty.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

candramauḷī (चंद्रमौळी).—a A name of Shiva. A magni- loquent phrase for extreme poverty.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि).—epithets of Śiva; ('having the moon for his crest', 'moon-crested'); रहस्युपालभ्यत चन्द्र- शेखरः (rahasyupālabhyata candra- śekharaḥ) Ku.5.58,86; R.6.34; नखेन कस्य धन्यस्य चन्द्रचूडो भविष्यति (nakhena kasya dhanyasya candracūḍo bhaviṣyati) Udb.

Derivable forms: candramauliḥ (चन्द्रमौलिः).

Candramauli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and mauli (मौलि). See also (synonyms): candracūḍa, candraśekhara, candracūḍāmaṇi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि).—m.

(-liḥ) A name of Siva. E. candra and mauli a crest; this deity being represented with a half moon on his fore-head.

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

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि).—[masculine] = candracūḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि):—[=candra-mauli] [from candra > cand] mfn. moon-crested (a Daitya), [Rāmāyaṇa vii]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = -mukuṭa, [Raghuvaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension ix, 4/5]

4) [v.s. ...] f. a particular blood-vessel in the vulva, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि):—[candra-mauli] (liḥ) 2. m. Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Candramauli 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candramauli in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caṃdramauli (ಚಂದ್ರಮೌಲಿ):—[noun] = ಚಂದ್ರಮೌಳಿ [camdramauli].

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Caṃdramauḷi (ಚಂದ್ರಮೌಳಿ):—[noun] Śiva, who is adorned with the crescent moon on his head.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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