Chadya, Chādya: 6 definitions


Chadya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Chhadya.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation

Chādya (छाद्य).—A type of moulding common to both the prastara (parapet) and adhiṣṭhana (plinth);—Related to the kapota is the chādya, a larger, more widely overhanging canopy, used over porches and open maṇḍapas, and without the thatched roof imagery of the kapota. Many late temples gave a chādya below the cornice kapota of the first tala, forming a ‘double eaves’.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Chādya.—cf. tṛṇa-cchādya, thatch-covering (Ep. Ind., XXXIV, p. 145); same as Gujarātī chāj, thatch. Note: chādya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Chādya (छाद्य):—[from chad] mfn. to be sheltered, [Pāṇini 4-4, 62; Patañjali]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the object obscured, [Sūryasiddhānta iv, 10]

[Sanskrit to German]

Chadya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Chādya (ಛಾದ್ಯ):—[adjective] tending to cover, conceal; veiling.

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Chādya (ಛಾದ್ಯ):—[noun] a overhanging projection or drapery, awning or other roof-like covering fastened above a bed, throne, etc. or held on poles over a person or sacred thing; a canopy.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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