Candrasara, aka: Candra-sara, Candrasāra; 2 Definition(s)


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

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

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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India history and geogprahy

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'.

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