Chatrakara, Chatrākāra, Chatra-akara: 3 definitions

Introduction:

Chatrakara 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 Chhatrakara.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Chatrākāra (छत्राकार) is a Sanskrit word referring to “umbrella-shaped”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Chatrākāra (छत्राकार) refers to an “umbrella-shaped” variety of liṅga tops (śirovartana). There are minute rules laid down for the process of rounding these tops.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Chatrakāra (छत्रकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Chattāra.

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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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