Candramsha, Candrāṃśa, Candra-amsha: 2 definitions


Candramsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Candrāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Candramsa or Candramsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandramsha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candramsha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Candrāṃśa (चन्द्रांश) refers to the “crescent moon”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “With true devotion I worship that divine and omnipresent Śārikā, who bears the crescent moon (candrāṃśa-dhātṛ) on her head, who grants liberation, destroys delusion everywhere, destroys the bad fear of meeting a wrong death. O mother Śārikā, whoever devotedly recites your tāra-syllable, which carries one across the ocean of transmigration, may, when his wisdom is ripened through the knowledge of the absolute, even put to shame the Lord of the Word. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candramsha in Purana glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Puranas

Candramsha (Candrāṃśa) refers to one of the Naga-kings who ruled Vaidisha (the kingdom of Vidisha).—The Naga dynasty of Vidisha in central India is known from the Puranas, and probably ruled in the first century BCE. [...] According to the Puranas, the following Naga kings ruled Vaidisha (kingdom of Vidisha): [...] (2). Sada-chandra alias Chandramsha (Candrāṃśa) or Vama-chandra (Rama-chandra in the Vishnu Purana)—He is described as the second Nakhavant (according to one theory, this word is a variation of "Nakhapana", and refers to the Kshatrapa ruler Nahapana). [...] After mentioning these kings of Vidisha, the Puranas refer to the king Shishu-nandi (Śiśunandi) and his descendants, who ruled after the decline of the Shunga dynasty.

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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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