Cankuna, Caṅkuṇa: 5 definitions


Cankuna 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 Chankuna.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Tantric elements in Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī

Caṅkuṇa (चङ्कुण), the brother of a magician (rasasiddha), produces gold by magic (rasena); he then creates a dry passage in water with a charm (maṇi) and withdraws the charm with another one from the water. Then he exchanges these two charms for a Buddha image. (See Rājataraṅgiṇī verse 4.246)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṅkuṇa (चङ्कुण).—

1) A tree.

2) A carriage.

3) A vehicle in general (n. also).

Derivable forms: caṅkuṇaḥ (चङ्कुणः).

See also (synonyms): caṅkura.

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

Caṅkuṇa (चङ्कुण):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī iv.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Cankuna 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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