Caruvaktra, Caru-vaktra, Cāruvaktra: 7 definitions



Caruvaktra 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 Charuvaktra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Caruvaktra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र) refers to “beautiful face” and is used to describe the Goddess (Devī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.12. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on seeing the mother of the universe cosmic in form, Dakṣa the lord of the subjects considered himself well rewarded. With various sorts of prayer he eulogised and bowed to the Goddess (Devī) mother of the universe, Kālikā seated on a lion, dark-complexioned, with four arms and beautiful face (cāruvaktra), the bestower of the boon, the abode of safety, holding a blue lotus and the sword in her hands, comely with reddish eyes and with beautiful dishevelled hair”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. He was much devoted to brahmins. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 71).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.68) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cāruvaktra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caruvaktra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र).—a. having a beautiful face.

Cāruvaktra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cāru and vaktra (वक्त्र).

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

1) Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र):—[=cāru-vaktra] [from cāru] mfn. = -mukha, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 22, 29]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata ix, 2575.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र):—(cāru + va) m. Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge von Skanda [Mahābhārata 9, 2575.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र):—m. Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge Skanda's.

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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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