Catushkarni, Catuṣkarṇī, Catushkarini, Catuṣkaṛṇī: 3 definitions



Catushkarni 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 terms Catuṣkarṇī and Catuṣkaṛṇī can be transliterated into English as Catuskarni or Catushkarni or Catushkarini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatushkarni.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Catuṣkaṛṇī (चतुष्कऋणी).—One of the female attendants of Skandadeva. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 25).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Catuṣkarṇī (चतुष्कर्णी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.24). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Catuṣkarṇī) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Catushkarni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Catuṣkarṇī (चतुष्कर्णी):—[=catuṣ-karṇī] [from catuṣ-karṇa > catuṣ > catasṛ] f. Name of one of the mothers attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2643]

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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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