Cekitana, aka: Cekitāna; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Cekitana 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 Chekitana.

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Cekitana in Itihasa glossaries]

Cekitāna (चेकितान) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.10) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cekitāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Purana

[Cekitana in Purana glossaries]

1a) Cekitāna (चेकितान).—Was stationed by Jarāsandha on the East gate of Mathurā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11 [2].

1b) A son of Śrutakīrti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 157; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 156.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Cekitana in Hinduism glossaries]

Cekitana (चेकितन): Chekitana was son of Dhrishtaketu, Raja of the Kekayas, and an ally of the Pandavas.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Cekitana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Cekitāna (चेकितान).—

1) An epithet of Śiva.

2) Name of a Yādava prince, who fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas in the great war. -a. One who sees; यं चेकितानमनु चित्तय उच्चकन्ति (yaṃ cekitānamanu cittaya uccakanti) Bhāg.6.16.48.

Derivable forms: cekitānaḥ (चेकितानः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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