Candramshu, Candrāṃśu, Candra-amshu: 6 definitions



Candramshu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Candrāṃśu can be transliterated into English as Candramsu or Candramshu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandramshu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु).—The king after Sadācandra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 181.
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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»] — Candramshu in Jainism glossary
Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Candrāṃśu] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु).—

1) Viṣṇu.

2) a moon-beam.

Derivable forms: candrāṃśuḥ (चन्द्रांशुः).

Candrāṃśu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and aṃśu (अंशु).

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

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु).—[masculine] moon-beam.

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

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु):—[from candra > cand] m. = dra-pāda, [Kāvyādarśa ii, 40.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Candrāṃśu (चन्द्रांशु):—m. Mondstrahl [249,23.]

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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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