Citabhasma, Citābhasma, Cita-bhasma: 4 definitions

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Citabhasma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chitabhasma.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Citabhasma in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Citābhasma (चिताभस्म) refers to the “ashes of the funeral pyre”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] Sandal paste is applied on your body, while the ashes of the funeral pyre [i.e., citābhasma] on that of Śiva. Where your silken garment and where the elephant-hide of Śiva. Where the divine ornaments and where the serpents of Śiva? Where the deities that move about and where Śiva, fond of goblins and their oblations? Where the pleasing sound of his tabor? Where His peculiar drum called Damaru? Where the set of fine drums and the inauspicious sound of his horn? [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citabhasma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citābhasma (चिताभस्म).—n (S) Funereal ashes.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

citābhasma (चिताभस्म).—Funeral ashes.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Citābhasma (ಚಿತಾಭಸ್ಮ):—[noun] the ashes of a person burnt after death; the funeral ashes.

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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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