Carvangi, Cārvaṅgī, Caru-angi, Cārvāṅgī: 6 definitions


Carvangi 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 Charvangi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Carvangi in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cārvāṅgī (चार्वाङ्गी).—Wife of King Bhadraśreṇya and daughter of Kuśāmba. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 2).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cārvaṅgī (चार्वङ्गी) refers to “she of exquisite body” and is used to describe Goddess Kālī (i.e., Umā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] In an auspicious hour, in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. [...] Though he had many sons, the lord of mountain and his wife rejoiced more on seeing Kālī frequently, after these celebrations. There in the palace of the lord of mountains the goddess Śivā grew up like Gaṅgā in the rainy season and like the moon-light in the autumn. The goddess Kālī of exquisite body [i.e., cārvaṅgī] and comely appearance acquired more and more splendour like the disk of the moon acquiring more and more digits day by day. [...]”.

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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

Cārvaṅgī (चार्वङ्गी).—a beautifully formed woman.

Cārvaṅgī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cāru and aṅgī (अङ्गी).

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

Cārvaṅgī (चार्वङ्गी) or Cārvvaṅgī.—f. (-ṅgī) A beauty. E. cāru, and aṅga the body.

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

Cārvaṅgī (चार्वङ्गी):—(ṅgī) 3. f. A beauty.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Cārvaṅgī (चार्वङ्गी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cāuaṃgī.

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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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