Carishnu, aka: Cariṣṇu; 2 Definition(s)


Carishnu 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.

The Sanskrit term Cariṣṇu can be transliterated into English as Carisnu or Carishnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Charishnu.

In Hinduism


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1a) Cariṣṇu (चरिष्णु).—A son of Kīrtimān and Dhenukā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 17.

1b) One of the nine sons of Sāvarṇi Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 33; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 22.

1c) The father of Haraya devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 40.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Cariṣṇu (चरिष्णु).—a. [car-iṣṇuc] Movable, active, wandering about; Ms.1.56.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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