Carpata, Carpaṭa: 6 definitions

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Introduction:

Carpata 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 Charpata.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Carpaṭa (चर्पट) is the disciple of Mahākāla: a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers and their disciples (eg., Carpaṭa). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Carpaṭa (चर्पट).—[cṛp-aṭan]

1) The open palm of the hand with the fingers extended; cf. चपेट (capeṭa).

2) A quantity of bubbles or specks.

3) A thin cake (carpaṭī); L. D. B.

4) A rag; चर्पटपञ्जरीस्तोत्र (carpaṭapañjarīstotra) 16. (-ṭā) the sixth day in the bright half of Bhādrapada.

Derivable forms: carpaṭaḥ (चर्पटः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Carpaṭa (चर्पट).—(m. or nt.; Sanskrit Lex. id.), flat of the hand: so read with WT, supported by Tibetan thal mo, for KN vāpy-atha (-maṇḍakā) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 52.1 (cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 93.12), read carpaṭa-maṇḍukā; see the passage, s.v. maṇḍuka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Carpaṭa (चर्पट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. The open palm of the hand with fingeres extended. 2. A plant, (Mollugo pentaphylla.) 3. A quantity of bubbles or specks (sphāravipula) f. (-ṭī) A thin cake or biscuit of flour. E. carpa a Sautra root, to be low or flat, or cap dīptau; affix aṭan also capaṭa and capeṭa.

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

Carpaṭa (चर्पट).—[adjective] flat.

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

1) Carpaṭa (चर्पट):—mfn. lying flat to the head (ears), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxviii, 58] ([varia lectio] cipiṭa), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka xxv, 12 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) m. the open palm of the hand, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) = ṭī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Carpaṭā (चर्पटा):—[from carpaṭa] f. the 6th day in the light half of Bhādrapada, [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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