Citradeva: 2 definitions
Citradeva 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 Chitradeva.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Citradeva (चित्रदेव).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. He loved brahmins deeply. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 71).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Citradeva (चित्रदेव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.66) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Citradeva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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