Chandoga: 10 definitions


Chandoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chhandoga.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1a) Chandoga (छन्दोग).—A Sāmaga; Sāmans in connection with the rituals in founding a new temple.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 53; Matsya-purāṇa 93. 133; 265. 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 54.

1b) A Devagaṇa; 33 are distinguished among them.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 5.
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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: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Chandoga (छन्दोग, “metre-singing”) is the term applied to reciters of the Sāmans, no doubt because these chants were sung according to their order in the Chandaārcika of the Sāmaveda. It is only found in the Satapatha Brāhmana, and often in the Sūtras.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chandoga (छन्दोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A reciter, or chanter of the Sama Veda. E. chandas the metre of the Vedas, and ga who sings.

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

Chandoga (छन्दोग).—i. e. chandas -ga (vb. gai), m. A chanter of the Sāma-Veda, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 145.

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

Chandoga (छन्दोग).—[masculine] chanter of holy songs.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Chandoga (छन्दोग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Chāndoga.

2) Chāndoga (छान्दोग):—See Chandoga.

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

1) Chandoga (छन्दोग):—[=chando-ga] [from chando > chad] m. (√gai) ‘singer in metre’, chanter of the [Sāma-veda], Udgātṛ priest, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa iii, 32; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) Chāndoga (छान्दोग):—[from chāndasa] mfn. ‘relating to the Chando-gas’, in [compound]

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

Chandoga (छन्दोग):—[chando-ga] (gaḥ) 1. m. A reciter or chanter of the Sāma veda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Chandoga 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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