Chandana, Chamdana: 9 definitions

Introduction:

Chandana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandana.

Ambiguity: Although Chandana has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Candana. It further has the optional forms Chandanā and Chāndana.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Chandana [ಚಂದನ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Santalum album L. from the Santalaceae (Sandalwood) family having the following synonyms: Sirium myrtifolium, Santalum ovatum, Santalum myrtifolium. For the possible medicinal usage of chandana, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Chandana in India is the name of a plant defined with Crocus sativus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Geanthus autumnalis Raf. (among others).

2) Chandana is also identified with Ichnocarpus frutescens It has the synonym Thyrsanthus parviflorus (Poir.) Miers (etc.).

3) Chandana is also identified with Litsea glutinosa It has the synonym Litsea sebifera Pers. (etc.).

4) Chandana is also identified with Pterocarpus santalinus It has the synonym Lingoum santalinum (L.f.) Kuntze (etc.).

5) Chandana is also identified with Santalum album It has the synonym Sirium myrtifolium L. (etc.).

6) Chandana is also identified with Ximenia americana It has the synonym Heymassoli spinosa Aubl. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1826)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1927)
· Flora Neotropica (1984)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Philippine Journal of Science (1922)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chandana, for example extract dosage, side effects, health benefits, diet and recipes, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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context information

This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chandana (छन्दन).—a. Pleasing, charming.

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

Chandana (छन्दन).—[adjective] charming, winning.

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

1) Chandana (छन्दन):—[from chad] a mfn. charming, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā civ, 61.]

2) [from chanda] b 1. & 2.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Chandana (छन्दन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Chaṃdaṇa, Chaṃdaṇā.

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Chandana in German

context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Chaṃdaṇa (छंदण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Chādana.

2) Chaṃdaṇa (छंदण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Chandana.

3) Chaṃdaṇa (छंदण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vandana.

4) Chaṃdaṇā (छंदणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Chandanā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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