Carini, Cāriṇī: 4 definitions


Carini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Charini.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cāriṇī (चारिणी) (Cf. Cārin) refers to “she who moves (without motion)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Camuṇḍā (the sixth Mother) moves without motion (acāra-cāriṇī) and, mounted on the path of movement and rest (cārācāra), she resides in the end of the End of the Sixteen. Carcikā resides there”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cāriṇī (चारिणी) (Cf. Cārin) refers to “those (Gaṇas) belonging to a particular world”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The leaders were as refulgent as Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Indra, Aṇimā and other Energies. They were as brilliant and lustrous as crores of suns. O sage, some of them belonged to this terrestrial world (pṛthivī-cārin), some came through nether worlds (pātāla-cārin), some came through the sky and some came through seven heavens. Of what avail is this talk? O celestial sage, Śiva’s own Gaṇas living in all the worlds came and joined the procession of Śiva, with pleasure. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Carini in India is the name of a plant defined with Azima tetracantha in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Monetia barlerioides L’Hér. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Phytotherapy Research
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1783)
· Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (1991)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1997)
· Annals of the East Cape Museums (2000)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cāriṇī (चारिणी):—[from cārin > cāra] f. the plant Karuṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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