Charan: 1 definition



Charan means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Charan has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Carana.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Charan refers to “Belonging to a caste of panegyrists”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Charan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a foot (also of a verse); step; quarter; phase; -[kamala/padma] lotus-like feet; -[cinha] footprint; ~[tala] sole of the foot; ~[dhuli/~raja] dust of the feet (of); to be no match to, to be too inferior for comparison; -[sushrusha/seva] obsequious attendance; reverential service; ~[sevi] an obsequious attendant; one who renders reverential service; —[campana/cumana] to press/lick the feet of, to be extremely servile/submissive, to keep on flattering; —[chuna] to touch one’s feet (as a traditional mark of respect); —[dhokara pina] to be very reverential and respectful; [caranom mem arpita karana/cadhana] to make a respectful offering to; to surrender with deference..—charan (चरण) is alternatively transliterated as Caraṇa.

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