Candrapada, aka: Candrapāda, Candra-pada; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Candrapada 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 Chandrapada.

In Hinduism

Purana

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Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद).—A sacred spot at Gayā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 47. 18.
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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद) is the name of a mountain where, according to Vilāsinī, was a cave with virtuous drugs, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 46. Accordingly, “... and at last they [Sūryaprabha and others] reached that mountain Candrapāda. When they reached the mouth of the cavern in that mountain, the Gaṇas of Śiva prevented them from entering, assuming strange, deformed countenances”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Candrapāda, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद).—a moon-beam; नियमितपरिखेदा तच्छिरश्चन्द्रपादैः (niyamitaparikhedā tacchiraścandrapādaiḥ) Me. 7; Māl.3.12.

Derivable forms: candrapādaḥ (चन्द्रपादः).

Candrapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and pāda (पाद).

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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