Candrapada, Candrapāda, Candra-pada, Camdrapada: 9 definitions

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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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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

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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 47. 18.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Candrapada in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

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

Derivable forms: candrapādaḥ (चन्द्रपादः).

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

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

Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद).—m. a moonbeam.

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

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

Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद).—[masculine] a moon-beam.

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

Candrapāda (चन्द्रपाद):—[=candra-pāda] [from candra > cand] m. a moon-beam, [Meghadūta 71.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Candrapada 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»] — Candrapada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Caṃdrapāda (ಚಂದ್ರಪಾದ):—

1) [noun] the moonlight.

2) [noun] the creeper Argyreia nervosa (= A. speciosa) of Convolvulaceae family; elephant creeper.

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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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