Candrashala, Candraśālā, Candra-shala, Camdrashala: 13 definitions
Candrashala 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.
The Sanskrit term Candraśālā can be transliterated into English as Candrasala or Candrashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrashala.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला) refers to a “chamber on the top of a building”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 16.127. Cf; Haravijaya 21.1.
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला) refers to a “terrace”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, as Brāhma narrated to Nārada: “Thus, urged by ignorance, O sage, she [i.e., Menā] went to the terrace (candraśālā) along with you to see Śiva. Then Śiva, realising her false pride in herself, spoke to Viṣṇu and me as a part of His wonderful sport. [Śiva said:—] ‘At my bidding, O dear ones, both of you go one by one accompanied by the gods to the threshold of the mountain. I shall follow afterwards’”.
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला) refers to the “dormer window” part of the Hindu Temple, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—Candraśālā means a kind of window which refers to a dormer window. The Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa says that candraśālā is the exalted part in a temple which should be made on the doors and it beautifies the doors of the temple. It instructs that the temple should have separately four candraśālās on the top of the four doors. According to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā, the roof of a temple must have three candraśālās i.e., dormer windows.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला) or Kāvya is the name of a work ascribed to Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.), a polymath of who composed around forty works covering the subjects of vedānta, mīmāṃsā, vyākaraṇa, nyāya, prosody, kāvya, smṛti, mantraśāstra, Vedic literature. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XVII. pp. 133-135.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a room on the top (of a house &c.); चन्द्रशाला शिरोगृहम् (candraśālā śirogṛham) Amar.; वियद्गतः पुष्पकचन्द्रशालाः क्षणं प्रतिश्रुन्मुखराः करोति (viyadgataḥ puṣpakacandraśālāḥ kṣaṇaṃ pratiśrunmukharāḥ karoti) R.13.4.
Candraśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and śālā (शाला).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lā) 1. Moonlight. 2. An upper room, an apartment on the top of the house. E. candra the moon, and śālā a hall. candraḥ śālā iva ādhāro yasyāḥ . jyotsnāyām, prāsādoparisthe gṛhe (cilera ghara) .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candraśāla (चन्द्रशाल).—f. an apartment on the house-top, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 40.
Candraśāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and śāla (शाल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला).—[feminine] moon chamber (on the top of the house).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला):—[=candra-śālā] [from candra > cand] f. = -prāsāda, [Raghuvaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lvi] (ifc. f(ā). ), moon-light, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Candraśālā (चन्द्रशाला):—[candra-śālā] (lā) 1. f. Moonlight; an upper room, on the house top.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Caṃdraśāla (ಚಂದ್ರಶಾಲ):—[noun] = ಚಂದ್ರಶಾಲೆ - [camdrashale -] 1.
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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