Candrasara, Candra-sara, Candrasāra: 3 definitions

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Candrasara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Chandrasara.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Candrasāra (चन्द्रसार) is the son of Kusumaśara: a merchant (vaṇij) from Lampā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 67. Accordingly as Candrasāra said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there is a city called Lampā, the crown of the earth; in it there was a rich merchant named Kusumaśara. I [Candrasāra], Prince of Vatsa, am the son of that merchant, who lives and moves in religion, and I was gained by the propitiation of Śiva”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Candrasāra, 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Candrasara (चन्द्रसर) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Candrasara is probably the lake Candar Sar lying on the lofty mountains between the valley of Kaśmīra and the Sind river, lat. 34° 9' long. 75° 10'.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Candrasāra (चन्द्रसार):—[=candra-sāra] [from candra > cand] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxvii, 37.]

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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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