Candrardha, Candrārdha, Candra-ardha, Camdrardha: 9 definitions


Candrardha 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 Chandrardha.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candrardha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध) refers to the “half moon”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult. Accordingly, “O goddess, Svacchanda is in the middle, within the abode of the triangle. Very powerful, he has five faces with three times five flaming eyes. He has ten arms and, very fierce, is adorned with many garlands, ornaments, necklaces and anklets. He has beautiful matted hair and the half moon [i.e., candrārdha-kṛta-śekhara] is his crest jewel. O beloved, the face in the east is white like cow’s milk, it shines brilliant white. Generating great energy, contemplate it thus. One should think that the northern face is like the young rising sun, the form of a pomegranate flower and (red) like a Bandhūka”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध) refers to a “half-moon”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[He] resembles the swelling moon, a heap of mountain snow. [...] [Sadāśiva has] a shield, a mirror, a bow, a citron tree, and a water jar. At his head is a half moon (candrārdha-maulin). [He who meditates of Sadāśiva] should perceive the Eastern face as yellow; the Southern a wrathful, terrible black [that has] an unnatural, tusked mouth. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध).—the half moon; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4. °चूडामणिः, °मौलिः, °शेखरः (cūḍāmaṇiḥ, °mauliḥ, °śekharaḥ) epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: candrārdhaḥ (चन्द्रार्धः).

Candrārdha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and ardha (अर्ध).

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

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध).—m. The half-moon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 28, 25.

Candrārdha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and ardha (अर्ध).

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

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध).—[masculine] half-moon, crescent.

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

Candrārdha (चन्द्रार्ध):—[from candra > cand] m. a half-moon, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

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

Caṃdrārdha (ಚಂದ್ರಾರ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] = ಚಂದ್ರಾಯುಧ [camdrayudha].

2) [noun] the half-moon.

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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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