Cedi, Ceḍī: 16 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Chedi.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kavya
Cedi refers to an ancient district or cultural territory, as mentioned in the 7th-century Mudrārākṣasa written by Viśākhadeva. Cedi corresponds to a region to the south-west next to Magadha.Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)
Ceḍī (चेडी) in Prakrit (or Ceṭa, Ceṭī in Sanskrit) refers to a “servant, slave”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 4902; ST p. 17).
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Cedi (चेदि).—A king of the Yaduvaṃśa. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu:—Brahmā-Atri—Candra—Budha—Purūravas—Āyus—Nahuṣa—Yayāti—Yadu—Kroṣṭhā—Vrajīnavān—Śvāhi—Ruśeka—Citraratha—Śaśabindu—Pṛthuśravas—Dharma—Rucaka-Jyāmagha-Vidarbha—Romapāda—Bhadru—Kṛta—Uśika—Cedi. The Cedi dynasty begins from Cedi and the land ruled over by Cedi came to be known as Cedirājya. Other details regarding King Cedi.
Once Uparicaravasu conqueredt his land. (Śloka 2, Chapter 63, Ādi Parva).
Kareṇumatī, wife of Nakula, was a princess of Cedi rājya. (Śloka 79, Chapter 95, Ādi Parva).
Once Śiśupāla reigned over this country. After his death his son Dhṛṣṭaketu was crowned king. (Śloka 36, Chapter 45, Sabhā Parva).
During the period of Nala, Cedirājya was ruled by king Subāhu. Damayantī lived in his palace very comfortably. (Śloka 44, Chapter 65, Vana Parva).
Dhṛṣṭaketu, a king of Cedi, came to the help of the Pāṇḍavas with an akṣauhiṇī (an army of 21870 chariots, equal number of elephants, 65610 horses and 10930 infantry men.). (Śloka 7, Chapter 19, Udyoga Parva).
The Kṣatriya warriors of this state helped Śrī Kṛṣṇa in many ways. (Śloka 11, Chapter 28, Udyoga Parva).
Cedi was counted as one of the prominent kingdoms of ancient Bhārata. (Śloka 40, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva). (See full article at Story of Cedi from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 1. 13; IX. 22. 6; 24. 39; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 44.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 26; 99. 114.
1b) The son of Uśika; (Kaiśika, Viṣṇu-purāṇa). Father of Caidya and others.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 2; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 39.
1c) Were enlisted by Jarāsandha against Yadus.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [50 (v) 2].
Cedi (चेदि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.63.2, II.26.10, IV.1.9, V.72.16, VI.10.39, VI.52.13, VI.112.23, VI.112.73, VIII.30.61, VIII.51.6) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cedi) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Cedi (चेदि): A kingdodom of Shishupāla, old name of present Chanderi
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Cedi (चेदि) (distinguished by the city Śuktimatī) refers to one of the 25½ countries of the Kṣetrāryas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions [e.g., kṣetra (country)]. [...] The kṣetrāryas are born in the 15 Karmabhumis. Here in Bharata they have 25½ places of origin (e.g., Cedi), distinguishable by cities (e.g., Śuktimatī) in which the birth of Tīrthakṛts, Cakrabhṛts, Kṛṣṇas, and Balas takes place”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geogprahySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Cedi (चेदि) refers to one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The ancient Cedi country lay near the Jumna and was contiguous to that of the Kurus. It corresponds roughly to modern Bundelkhand and the adjoining region. We are told by the Cetiya Jātaka (No. 422) that the capital city of the Cedi country was Sotthivati-nagara which is most probably identical with the city of Śuktimati or Śuktisāhvaya of the Mahābhārata. Other important towns of the Cedi kingdom include Sahajāti and Tripurī, the mediaeval capital of Tripurivishaya or Cedi.
From the Dīgha Nikāya we learn that the Buddha went to the Cedis and other tribes while out preaching. In the Saṃyutta Nikāya a discussion on the four aryan truths is recorded to have taken place among the bhikkhus who dwelt among the Cedis in the Sahañcanika.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ceḍī (चेडी).—f. A female slave or servant.
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Cedi (चेदि).—m. (pl.) Name of a country; तदीशितारं चेदीनां भवांस्तमवमंस्त मा (tadīśitāraṃ cedīnāṃ bhavāṃstamavamaṃsta mā) Śi.2.95,63.
Derivable forms: cediḥ (चेदिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-diḥ) The name of a country, perhaps the modern Chandail. m. plu.
(-dayaḥ) The inhabitants of Chedi. deśabhede, so'bhijano’sya aṇaḥ tadrājāṇaśca bahutve luk .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cedi (चेदि).—m. pl. The name of a people, [Nala] 6, 7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cedi (चेदि).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people; sgl. their ancestor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ceḍī (चेडी):—[from ceḍa > ceṭaka > ceṭa] f. = ceṭī, [ib.]
2) Cedi (चेदि):—m. [plural] Name of a people (who lived in Bundelkhand; renowned for their attachment to ancient laws and institutions, [Mahābhārata]; their capital was Śuktimatī; some of their kings were Vasu Uparicara, Subāhu, Dhṛṣṭa-ketu, Dama-ghoṣa, Śiśu-pāla etc.), [Ṛg-veda viii, 5, 39; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
3) m. sg. Name of the supposed ancestor of the Cedis (son of Kaiśika or Uśika), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 24, 2.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+59): Caidya, Cedipati, Cedibhubhrit, Cediraj, Shuktimati, Cediraja, Cedika, Karenumati, Traipura, Cedihuna, Cedipuri, Cedivishaya, Ceti, Damaghosha, Cedibhubhuj, Shishupala, Cedipa, Tripuri, Pratyagraha, Jarasamdha.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 29: The people in the Manuṣyaloka < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 12: Marīci’s future births < [Chapter VI]
Part 5: Expedition of conquest < [Chapter I - Brahmadattacaritra]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 5 - Uparicara Vasu, a Pious King < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 142 - The Greatness of Rukmiṇī Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 56 - Fruit of Dāna Described < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)