Candri, aka: Cāndrī; 4 Definition(s)


Candri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chandri.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Cāndrī (चान्द्री) refers to a type of mūrchanā (melodic mode), and its illustration as a Goddess (according to 15th-century Indian art) is as follows.—The colour of her body is dark-green. She holds a zāṇza with both hands. She wears a bodice of golden colour, a scarf of yellow-saffron colour with a black design and a trouser of dark-rosy colour bearing a white-coloured design.

The illustrations (of, for example Cāndrī) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Cāndrī (चान्द्री) is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (eg., Cāndrī) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

candrī (चंद्री).—f (candra S) Fixedness and glaze of the eyeballs (in intoxication or in death; also in earnest attention or thought, in absorption of mind after, for, about. v lāga. Ex. dṛṣṭīṃ dēkhiyēlā gajānēṃ tō vairī || tēṇēṃ nētrīṃ candrī lāgalīsē ||. 2 A brass vāṭī or saucer. candrī bhulaṇēṃ or guṅga hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be out of one's wits (from joy, fright, wonder).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

candrī (चंद्री).—f Fixedness and glaze of the eye- balls (in intoxication or in death; also in earnest attention or thought.)

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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