Citrajalpa, Citra-jalpa: 7 definitions


Citrajalpa 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 Chitrajalpa.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Jaiva-dharma

Citrajalpa (चित्रजल्प) refers to the “discourses that occur when one meets a friend of one’s beloved” (Cf. Mohana), according to a discussion between Vijaya Kumāra and Śrī Gopāla Guru Gosvāmī.—When mohana-bhāva attains a unique, indescribable mode of behavior, developing into a wondrous condition that resembles a state of utter confusion, then it is divya-unmāda. It has many different features such as udghūrṇā and citrajalpa. [...] Citrajalpa consists of the discourses that occur when one meets a friend of one’s beloved. They are full of intense longing, and they arise from bhāvas such as jealousy, envy, restlessness, pride, and eagerness.

There are ten limbs of citrajalpa, namely,

  1. prajalpa,
  2. parijalpa,
  3. vijalpa,
  4. ujjalpa,
  5. sañjalpa,
  6. avajalpa,
  7. abhijalpa,
  8. ājalpa,
  9. pratijalpa, and
  10. sujalpa.

You can find a description of them in Bhramara-gītā in the Tenth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citrajalpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Citrajalpa (चित्रजल्प).—a random or incoherent talk, talk on various subjects.

Derivable forms: citrajalpaḥ (चित्रजल्पः).

Citrajalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and jalpa (जल्प).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citrajalpa (चित्रजल्प).—m.

(-lpaḥ) Talking incoherently. E. citra, and jalpa prattle.

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

Citrajalpa (चित्रजल्प):—[=citra-jalpa] [from citra > cit] m. talking on various things.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citrajalpa (चित्रजल्प):—[citra-jalpa] (lpaḥ) 1. m. Talking incoherently; prattle.

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Citrajalpa 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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