Cidambara: 7 definitions


Cidambara 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 Chidambara.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Cidambara in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Cidambara (चिदम्बर).—Author of a Bhāgavata Campū;—Cidambara also wrote Pañcakalyāṇa Campū and Rāghava-yādava-pāṇḍavīya (Kāthatrayī). He was patronized by king Veṅkaṭa I (1586 A.D. – 1614 A.D) of Vijayanagar.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Cidambara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cidambara (चिदम्बर).—(SITĀMBARA). A Sanskrit poet of 16th century A.D. He was a poet in the court of emperor Veṅkaṭa who ruled over Vijayanagar during the period 1586 A.D. to 1614 A.D. His one great work is 'Rāghavayādavapāṇḍavīya'. There are three Kāṇḍas in it and one Kāṇḍa each is devoted to the story of Śrī Rāma, Śrī Kṛṣṇa and the Pāṇḍavas.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cidambara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Cidambara (चिदम्बर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] K. 40.

2) Cidambara (चिदम्बर):—son of Anantanārāyaṇa, grandson of Kauśika Sūryanārāyaṇa Dīkṣita, father of Anantanārāyaṇa: Bhāgavatacampū. Burnell. 160^a. Śabdārthacintāmaṇi and its
—[commentary] Nikashopala. Burnell. 58^a. 162^b. Kathātrayīvyākhyāna, written jointly with his son Anantanārāyaṇa. Burnell. 157^a. This is called Rāghavayādavapāṇḍavīya Oppert. Ii, 8333.

3) Cidambara (चिदम्बर):—Cidambaravilāsa.

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

1) Cidambara (चिदम्बर):—[=cid-ambara] [from cid > cit] m. Name of the author of a law-book

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a town, [Horace H. Wilson]

[Sanskrit to German]

Cidambara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cidambara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cidaṃbara (ಚಿದಂಬರ):—

1) [noun] the Supreme, as a formless and being in the pure Conscious state.

2) [noun] the spiritual space or interval where the Supreme is realised by yōgis.

3) [noun] ಚಿದಂಬರ ರಹಸ್ಯ [cidambara rahasya] cidambara rahasya (fig.) something beyond the normal human knowledge or understanding; anything unexplained or seemingly inexplicable matter; a mystery.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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