Candrapida, Candrāpīḍa, Candra-apida: 9 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrapida.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Candrapida in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड).—A son of Janamejaya. Parīkṣit was the son of Abhimanyu (Arjuna’s son). Janamejaya was Parīkṣit’s son. Janamejaya married princess Vapuṣṭamā of Kāśi. Two sons called Candrāpīḍa and Sūryāpīḍa were born to the couple. Candrāpīḍa had hundred sons, who distinguished themselves as great heroes in archery. Satyakarṇa was the eldest among the sons. Śvetakarṇa, son of Satyakarṇa, married Yādavī, the daughter of Sucāru. (Bhaviṣya Purāṇa).

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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»] — Candrapida in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

2) Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड) is the son of king Tārāpīḍa from Ujjayinī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara (story of king Sumanas).—Jābāli’s story was as follows: Tārāpīḍa, King of Ujjayinī, won by penance a son, Candrāpīḍa, who was brought up with Vaiśampāyana, the son of his minister, Śukanāsa. In due time Candrāpīḍa was anointed as Crown Prince, and started on an expedition of world-conquest. At the end of it he reached Kailāsa, and, while resting there, was led one day in a vain chase of a pair of Kinnaras to the shores of the Acchoda Lake.

1) Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड) is the name of an ancient king from Kanyākubja, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 61. Accordingly, as Gomukha said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there was a king in Kanyākubja, named Candrāpīḍa. And he had a servant named Dhavalamukha. And he, whenever he came to his house, had eaten and drunk abroad”.

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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»] — Candrapida in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: candrāpīḍaḥ (चन्द्रापीडः).

Candrāpīḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and āpīḍa (आपीड).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड).—m.

(-ḍaḥ) A name of Siva. E. candra the moon, and āpīḍa a chaplet; who has the moon like a chaplet amidst his hair.

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

Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड).—[masculine] = candrācūḍa.

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

1) Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड):—[from candra > cand] m. = dra-mukuṭa, [Bālarāmāyaṇa x, 28]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Janamejaya, [Harivaṃśa 11065 f.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a king of Kaśmir (brother of Tārāpīḍa), [Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 45; v, 277]

4) [v.s. ...] of a prince of Kānyakubja, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxi, 219]

5) [v.s. ...] of a hero of Kālikā, [Vīracarita xxx.]

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

Candrāpīḍa (चन्द्रापीड):—[candrā+pīḍa] (ḍaḥ) 1. m. Shiva.

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Candrapida 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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