Cauri, Caurī: 7 definitions
Cauri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Chauri.
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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Caurī (चौरी) refers one of the eight Gaurīs, commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—Her Colour is yellow; her Symbol is the noose; she has two arms.—The second goddess in the Gaurī group is Caurī.
Caurī is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī (pañcaḍāka-maṇḍala) as follows:—
Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Caurī is yellow in colour and holds in her right hand the noose”.
[She shows the raised index finger in the left like all other deities of this group.
All the deities are violent in character with fearful appearance and ornaments, and garlands of heads. They dance in pratyālīḍha and show the raised index finger with clasped fist against the chest, as the common gesture.]
Caurī (चौरी) is also mentioned as the Ḍākinī of the northern gate in the Jñānacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the jñānacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the saṃbhoga-puṭa (‘enjoyment layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The four gate Ḍākinīs [viz., Caurī] each has the same physical feature as the four Ḍākinīs starting with Lāmā.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Cauri.—(ASLV), spelt chowrie in English; a flywhisk; some- times the right of its use was granted to persons as a mark of honour. See cāmara, cavarālu. Note: cauri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
caurī (चौरी).—f A chowrie; see cavarī.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Caurī (चौरी):—[from caura] a f. a female thief. (heart-) captivator, [Kathāsaritsāgara vc, 54; civ, 168]
2) [v.s. ...] = ra-karman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [from caura] b ind. (See ra) in [compound]
4) [v.s. ...] f. (See ra) in [compound]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Caurī (चौरी):—f. = caurya [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Caurī (चौरी):—1. f. s. caura 2).
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Caurī (चौरी):—2. Adv. mit bhū Dieben zur Beute werden.
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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Starts with: Cauria, Cauribhuta, Caurika, Caurikaka, Caurikaya, Caurisurata, Caurisuratapancashika, Cauriyahattara, Cauriyannava, Cauriyashi, Cauriyashi Asanem, Cauriyashica Garaka, Cauriyashica-phera, Cauriyayashi.
Ends with: Kacauri.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)