Candrashila, Candraśilā, Candra-shila: 5 definitions


Candrashila 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.

The Sanskrit term Candraśilā can be transliterated into English as Candrasila or Candrashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrashila.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Candrashila in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Candraśilā (चन्द्रशिला) refers to the “mountain of the moon”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The Santānabhuvana of the Cavity of Brahmā [i.e., Brahmarandhra] that can be realised by meditation is present in the Triangle. That is the Saṃvartāmaṇḍala. The Mountain of the Moon [i.e., Candraśilā] is located there. And that is said to be the Cave of the Moon (candraguhā) which is located in the Abode of Emission (visargasthāna). And one should know that that is the Seat of Yoga (yogapīṭha).

2) Candraśilā (चन्द्रशिला) refers to “moonstones”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “(Jālandhara) is in the southern corner of (Kailāśa). It shines (like) the moon and has the moon’s radiant lustre. Its form is that of the city of the Half Moon. It has deep lakes and rivers full of waves. It contains the ocean of the six planes, and is fearsome (with the many great) waves that wash against its shores. That city of the Supreme Lord is on top of the lord of the principles. It is adorned with snow (white) moonstones [i.e., hima-candraśilā] and varied enclosing walls, archways, and palaces (aṭṭāla). It possesses many qualities and wonders. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Candraśilā (चन्द्रशिला).—the moon-stone; प्रह्लादिता चन्द्रशिलेव तूर्णम् (prahlāditā candraśileva tūrṇam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 11.15; ननु भणामि एषा सा चन्द्रमणिशिलेति (nanu bhaṇāmi eṣā sā candramaṇiśileti) Nāg.2.

Candraśilā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and śilā (शिला).

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

1) Candraśilā (चन्द्रशिला):—[=candra-śilā] [from candra > cand] f. the moon-stone (Candra-kānta), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya xi, 15]

2) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for -śītā.

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Candrashila 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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