Cekitana, Cekitāna: 9 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chekitana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cekitāna (चेकितान).—(SĀTVATA, VĀR{??}ṆEYA). General information. An archer of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty. He lived for the Pāṇḍavas and attained Vīra Svarga (Heaven for the brave) in the great battle. Important events. (1) Cekitāna was present at the svayaṃvara of Draupadī. (Chapter 171, Śloka 18, Udyoga Parva).

When the Pāṇḍavas entered the hall constructed by Maya for the first time Cekitāna was with them. (Śloka 27, Chapter 4, Sabhā Parva).

At the time of the Rājasūya he approached Dharmaputra and presented him with an arrow-holder. (Śloka 9, Chapter 53, Sabhā Parva).

On the first day of the great battle this great archer wrestled with Suśarmā. (Śloka 60, Chapter 45, Bhīṣma Parva).

At the Kurukṣetra in the combat with Kṛpācārya both of them fainted. (Śloka 31, Chapter 84, Bhīṣma Parva).

He wrestled with Citrasena. (Śloka 8, Chapter 110, Bhīṣma Parva).

Cekitāna fought with Anuvinda in the Kurukṣetra battle. (Śloka 48, Chapter 14, Droṇa Parva).

Droṇācārya defeated Cekitāna in the great battle. (Śloka 68, Chapter 125, Droṇa Parva).

Duryodhana killed Cekitāna in the great battle. (Śloka 31, Chapter 12, Śalya Parva).

When Vyāsa by his yogic powers invited the spirits of all the dead warriors on the banks of the Gaṅgā the spirit of Cekitāna was also there. (Śloka 12, Chapter 32, Āśramavāsika Parva). (See full article at Story of Cekitāna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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) Bhāgavata 6.16.48.

Derivable forms: cekitānaḥ (चेकितानः).

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

Cekitāna (चेकितान).—[adjective] knowing, wise; [Name] of a man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Cekitāna (चेकितान):—[from cit] a mfn. See √4. cit, [Intensive]

2) [v.s. ...] intelligent (Śiva), [Mahābhārata vii, xiii]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince (ally of the Pāṇḍus), [, if., v; Bhagavad-gītā i, 5; Harivaṃśa 5013 and 5494.]

4) b See √cit.

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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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