Chardana: 9 definitions


Chardana 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 Chhardana.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Chardana (छर्दन, “vomitting”) (Cf. Saṃchardana) refers to “vomitting”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the lunar eclipse should terminate at the south-western and north-western points of the disc, the terminations are known as dakṣiṇa-pāyu (right anus) and vāma-pāyu (left anus) respectively: there will be diseases of the genital organs in the case of both terminations and the Queens of reigning sovereigns will suffer in the case of the latter. If the lunar eclipse should commence and terminate at the eastern point of the disc, the termination is known as sañchardana (vomitting): there will be prosperity and joy in the land and food crops will flourish”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chardana (छर्दन).—f., [chardikā] Vomiting, sickness.

Derivable forms: chardanam (छर्दनम्).

See also (synonyms): charda, chardi, chardikā.

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

Chardana (छर्दन).—n.

(-naṃ) Vomiting, reaching, sickness. m.

(-naḥ) 1. The Nimb tree: see nimba. 2. The Rakshasa, Alambusha. E. chṛd to be or make sick, affix lyuṭ.

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

Chardana (छर्दन).—[adjective], chardi [feminine] vomiting.

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

1) Chardana (छर्दन):—[from chṛd] mfn. causing vomition, [Caraka vi, 32]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Vangueria spinosa, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 1, 161]

3) [v.s. ...] = di-ghna, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = alambuṣā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] n. vomition, [Kauśika-sūtra; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] retching, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Chardana (छर्दन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Idem. m. The Nimb tree; a rākshasa.

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

Chardana (छर्दन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Chaḍḍaṇa, Chaḍḍavaṇa.

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Chardana 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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