Chandamsi, Chandāṃsi: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandamsi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Chandamsi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Chandāṃsi (छन्दांसि).—The Vedas—Ṛg, Yajus and Sāma;1 Gāyatri and others, sons of Vinata;2 created by Vāmadeva;3 served as vessel for sages milking the earth.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 3. 16.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 30.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 247. 7.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 104.
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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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