Chakauda, Chakauḍa: 2 definitions
Chakauda means something in the history of ancient India, biology. 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.
India history and geographySource: Wisdom Library: India History
Chakauda (or, Chakauḍa) refers to one of the 84 castes (gaccha) in the Jain community according to various sources. The associated place of origin is known as Ranathambhachakava Gada Malhari (or, Raṇathaṃbhachakāvā Gaḍa Malhārī). The Jain caste and sub-caste system was a comparatively later development within their community, and it may have arisen from the ancient classification of Brāhmaṇa, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya and Śūdra. Before distinction of these classes (such as Chakauda), the society was not divided into distinct separate sections, but all were considered as different ways of life and utmost importance was attached to individual chartacter and mode of behaviour.
According to Dr. Vilas Adinath Sangava, “Jainism does not recognise castes (viz., Chakauda) as such and at the same time the Jaina books do not specifically obstruct the observance of caste rules by the members of the Jaina community. The attitude of Jainism towards caste is that it is one of the social practices, unconnected with religion, observed by people; and it was none of its business to regulate the working of the caste system” (source).
The legendary account of the origin of these 84 Jain castes (e.g., Chakauda) relate that once a rich Jain invited members of the Jain community in order to establish a vaiśya-mahāsabhā (i.e. Central Association of Traders). In response, 84 representatives came from different places (e.g., Ranathambhachakava Gada Malhari), and they were later seen as the progenitors of these castes. Various sources however mention differences in the list.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Chakauda in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna tora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia pentagonia Mill. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Recent Res. Pl. Sci. (1979)
· Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica (1985)
· Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands (1924)
· Sylva Telluriana (1838)
· Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs (1992)
· Schlüssel Hortus indicus malabaricus (1818)
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