Citrakarman, Citrakarma, Citra-karman: 10 definitions


Citrakarman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Chitrakarma.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Citrakarman in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Citrakarma (चित्रकर्म).—A Gaṇeśa; a sculptor created a beautiful form out of the ashes left by Madana's body burnt down by Śiva. Thus having been restored to life he was asked to meditate Śatarudriya in honour of Rudra. This was Bhaṇḍa who was blessed by Śiva to rule for 6000 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 11. 30.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Citrakarman in Jainism glossary
Source: Aspects of Jaina Art and Architecture

Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्) (Sanskrit; in Prakrit: Cittakamma) refers to “images made of painting”.—Images of Tīrthaṃkaras were made of stones, metals, wood, clay, precious gems, jewels or semi-precious stones. Speaking about sthāpāna or installation of a symbol for a Guru during his absence, the Jaina canonical text Anuyogadvāra-sūtra says that it may be made of wood, stucco-work, painting (citrakarman / cittakamma), plaster, flower-work or knitting, or prepared by wrapped cloth or stuffed cast, repousse or beaten metal work.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्).—n.

1) an extraordinary act; धीर्न चित्रीयते कस्माद- भित्तौ चित्रकर्मणा (dhīrna citrīyate kasmāda- bhittau citrakarmaṇā) Kathāsaritsāgara 6.5.

2) ornamenting, decorating.

3) a picture; Mu.2.4.

4) magic. (-m.)

1) a magician, one who works wonders.

2) a painter. °विद् (vid) m.

1) a painter.

2) a magician.

Citrakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and karman (कर्मन्).

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

Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्).—n. a picture, Katḥās. 6, 50.

Citrakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and karman (कर्मन्).

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

Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्).—1. [neuter] painting or picture.

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Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्).—2. [adjective] having various occupations.

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

1) Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्):—[=citra-karman] [from citra > cit] n. any extraordinary act, wonderful deed, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] magic, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] painting, [Śakuntalā] (in Prākṛt), [vi, 4/5] ([varia lectio]), [Kathāsaritsāgara lv, 36]

4) [v.s. ...] a painting, picture, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 28, 41; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara vi, 50; Manu-smṛti iii, 64 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] mfn. devoted to various occupations, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 5, 25]

6) [v.s. ...] m. = -kara, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] ‘working wonders’, a magician, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] Dalbergia oujeinensis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Citrakarman (चित्रकर्मन्):—[citra-karman] (rmmā) 5. m. A tree (Dalbergia Ougieniensis).

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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»] — Citrakarman in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Citrakarma (ಚಿತ್ರಕರ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] the act, process of drawing or painting pictures.

2) [noun] the drawing or paintings so done.

3) [noun] a carved figure or design; a carving.

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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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