Candramauli, aka: Candra-mauli; 4 Definition(s)

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Candramauli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

[Candramauli in Purana glossaries]

Candramauli (चन्द्रमौलि).—See Śiva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 48. 9.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Candramauli in Marathi glossaries]

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

[Candramauli in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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