Candravrata, Candra-vrata, Cāndravrata: 4 definitions

Introduction

Candravrata 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 Chandravrata.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cāndravrata (चान्द्रव्रत).—A penance performed for the attainment of beauty, happiness and popularity among the people. It is practised during the full-moon day in Dhanu (December-January). (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 110).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Candravrata (चन्द्रव्रत).—Leads to Candraloka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 101. 75.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Candravrata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Candravrata (चन्द्रव्रत).—

1) a kind of vow or penance = चान्द्रायण (cāndrāyaṇa) q. v.

2) a regal property or virtue.

Derivable forms: candravratam (चन्द्रव्रतम्).

Candravrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms candra and vrata (व्रत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Candravrata (चन्द्रव्रत).—n.

(-taṃ) 1. A regal property or virtue. 2. A kind of penance. see cāndrāyaṇa. E. candra the moon, and vrata religious observance.

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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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