Candrayanavrata, Cāndrāyaṇavrata: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrayanavrata.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Cāndrāyaṇavrata (चान्द्रायणव्रत) or simply Cāndrāyaṇa refers to penances for expiating (prāyaścitta) sins (pātaka) according to the Manusmṛti XI.217.—Accordingly, “If a person diminishes his food daily by one mouthful during the dark half of the month and increases in the same manner during the bright half and bathes daily at the time of three libations: that is called a cāndrāyaṇavrata”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candrayanavrata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāndrāyaṇavrata (चान्द्रायणव्रत).—n.

(-taṃ) The penance called Chandrayana. E. cāndrāyaṇa as before, and vrata observance.

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

Cāndrāyaṇavrata (चान्द्रायणव्रत):—[=cāndrāyaṇa-vrata] [from cāndrāyaṇa > cāndra] n. idem, [Hitopadeśa i, 4, 2/3.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāndrāyaṇavrata (चान्द्रायणव्रत):—[cāndrāyaṇa-vrata] (taṃ) 1. n. Penance.

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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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