Cidgaganacandrika, Cidgaganacandrikā, Cidgagana-candrika: 7 definitions


Cidgaganacandrika 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 Chidgaganachandrika.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cidgaganacandrikā (चिद्गगनचन्द्रिका) (“the Moonlight of the Sky of Consciousness”), is probably a South Indian work of the late Kashmiri Kālīkrama. There we read that Kālī is the Full Moon when she merges the universe filled with light into herself, and the New Moon (kuhū) when she empties herself out, as it were, to emanate it.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cidgaganacandrika in Shaivism glossary
Source: Columbia Academic Commons: Stotras in the Religious and Literary History of Kashmir

Cidgaganacandrikā (चिद्गगनचन्द्रिका) of Śrīvatsa is a hymn to Kālī closely related to the Mahānayaprakāśa of Arṇasiṃha (Nāga’s disciple). According to Sanderson, “more than a third of its 312 verses are closely related to Arṇasiṃha’s text, and these parallels are best understood as rephrasings of Arṇasimha’s formulations in a more poetic, tighter style” (“Śaiva Exegesis,” 297). Śrīvatsa’s lineage is apparently Kashmirian, but the manuscripts and citations of the text suggest it was composed in the south.

Source: Shodhganga: Cidgagana-Candrika—A Study

Cidgaganacandrikā (चिद्गगनचन्द्रिका) is an important Śaiva Tantrik text with the intricate style, is attributed to Kālidāsa.—This work is in the form of eulogy of the all powerful goddess, the Parāśakti. It is like the moon light pleasantly reflecting simultaneously the ultimate knowledge of the absolute upon the Macrocosmic as well as at the Microcosmic phenomena. There are four vimarśas (reflections) in this work. The first Vimarśa contains 22 verses; the second contains 52 verses; the third contains 105 verses; the fourth Vimarśa contains 133 verses; totally 312 verses.

The Cidgaganacandrikā is in the form of prayer addressed directly to Ādi Śakti. It reminds all ontological aspects on principles of worship. The text of Cidgaganacandrikā has four divisions of expostions called vimarśas (the creative power or the reflecting Principle). The first of the four divisions serves as the prelude to the central idea of the entire text in a concise form. Other three divisions augment the main theme, as if like the expansions. [...] This apart, principles that are exclusively known to the Upāsakas, such as Pañcavāha, Dvādaśaśakti, Khecari, Gurukrama, the different forms of Adyāśakti that are worshipped, Pūjākrama, Ṣadadhvā, Bhāvana, the consequence of Bhāvana, the Mantra and Mantraśakti, Cāra, Rava, Cāru, the practical results of Mudra etc., have been discussed as matters of importance in many śloka-s in every division of the work. In the concluding ten stanzas of the text, the author has explained the purpose and impact of his composition.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cidgaganacandrikā (चिद्गगनचन्द्रिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Kaivalyāśrama Oxf. 108^a.

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

Cidgaganacandrikā (चिद्गगनचन्द्रिका):—[=cid-gagana-candrikā] [from cid > cit] f. Name of [work][, Ānanda-laharī i] [Scholiast or Commentator]

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Cidgaganacandrika 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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