Citrangada, aka: Citrāṅgada, Citrāṅgadā, Citra-angada; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद), father of Manovatī, is the name of a Vidyādhara who had transformed into a lion because of curse spoken by Nārada, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 22. Citrāṅgada’s daughter, Manovatī, was married to Vasudatta, a previous human incarnation of Jīmūtavāhana. The tale of his previous incarnation was told by Jīmūtavāhana to Mitrāvasu (son of Viśvāvasu) for the sake of his curiosity.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Citrāṅgada, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद):—Son of Śāntanu (one of the three sons of Pratīpa) and Satyavatī (the daughter of Uparicharavasu and a fisherwoman known as Matsyagarbhā). He had a younger brother named Vicitravīrya. He was killed by a Gandharva who was also named Citrāṅgada. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.20-24)

2) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद):—Name of a Gandharva who killed the similair-named Citrāṅgada (son of Śāntanu). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.21-24)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—(CITRĀṄGA). See under Citrāṅga I.

2) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A son of the Mahārāja Śantanu. King Śantanu of the Candra dynasty had two wives, Gaṅgā and Satyavatī. Bhīṣma is the son born of Gaṅgā; of Satyavatī were born two sons, Citrāṅgada and Vicitravīrya. They were very brave and learned. After ruling his kingdom for a long period, living with Satyavatī and the three children Śantanu passed away. Because Bhīṣma dedicated himself to a life of unbroken chastity Citrāṅgada was crowned King. Once when he went to the forest for hunting he met with a gandharva of the same name. Both did not like the other to keep the same name and so a fight ensued. It was fought in Kurukṣetra and lasted for three years. In the end Citrāṅgada was killed. Bhīṣma felt very sorry and after asking Vicitravīrya to perform the funeral rites crowned him as King. (Devī Bhāgavata, Prathama Skandha).

3) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A gandharva. See under Citrāṅgada II.

4) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—One of the Kings who attended the svayaṃvara of Draupadī. He might have been the King of either Kaliṅga or Daśārṇa because both these states were then ruled by a Citrāṅgada, (Śloka 22, Chapter 185, Ādi Parva).

5) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A king of Kaliṅga. Almost all the Kings of Bhārata attended a svayaṃvara once held at the palace of this King. (Śloka 2, Chapter 4, Śānti Parva).

6) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A king of Daśārṇa. He blocked the sacrificial horse sent out by Dharmaputra during the Aśvamedhayajña and Arjuna killed him. (Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 83, Śloka 7).

7) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A deer. A character in the stories in the book 'Pañcatantra Stories' (See B-2 in Pañcatantra).

8) Citrāṅgadā (चित्राङ्गदा).—A celestial maiden. Once this girl gave a dance in the court of Kubera in honour of Aṣṭāvakra. (Śloka 44, Chapter 19, Anuśāsana Parva).

9) Citrāṅgadā (चित्राङ्गदा).—A wife of Arjuna. General information. When once Dharmaputra was closeted with Pāñcālī in amorous talks Arjuna by mistake entered the room and was thus compelled as per a previous mutual agreement to go on a pilgrimage for a year. During this exile he married the serpent girl Ulūpī. After that he proceeded again on his pilgrimage and reached a state called Maṇalūr. Maṇalūr was then reigned by a King called Citravāhana. Citrāṅgadā was the daughter of Citravāhana.

10) Citrāṅgadā (चित्राङ्गदा).—Daughter of Viśvakarmā. Once while she was bathing in a pond along with her companions in the forest of Naimiśa Prince Suratha, son of Sudeva, came that way. Seeing him Citrāṅgadā told her companions "This beautiful young man is in love. I must give myself to him". Though her companions objected to her doing this, waving aside the objections Citrāṅgadā approached Suratha.

When Viśvakarmā knew about this he was extremely angry and cursed her saying that she would never have a marriage. Citrāṅgadā fainted when she heard the curse and her companions tried their best to wake her up, but failed. They then took her to be dead and left the place in search of firewood and other things to conduct a funeral.

When Citrāṅgadā woke up she looked around for her companions and finding none including her lover, the prince, she ran and threw herself into the river, Sarasvatī. That river pushed her down to river Gomatī and that river in turn washed her ashore a huge forest. There she was met by the sage Ṛtadhvaja. Knowing her sad tale the sage felt compassion for her and cursed Viśvakarmā to be born as a monkey. Then he let her marry her lover and blessed them. (Chapters 63 and 64, Vāmana Purāṇa).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1a) Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—A Vāleya Gandharva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 19.

1b) A Kṣatriya son of Śantanu and a fisherwoman Satyavatī; was killed in a battle by a Gandharva by name Citrāngada.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 20-21; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 70; Matsya-purāṇa 14. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 34-5.

1c) A Gandharva who killed Citrāngada, a son of Śantanu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.52) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Citrāṅgada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the eighteen pupils of Kāvya-puruṣa. In the first chapter of Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara posits him as the propounded of Citrakāvya.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Chitrangada was the princess of Manipur, the daughter of king Chitravahana. She was an only child, so her father wanted to make sure that her son would be able to succeed to the kingdom after him.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

In the epic Mahābhārata, Citrāṅgada (चित्रांगद), is the elder son of Śantanu and Satyavatī. He ascended the throne of Hastinapura after his father’s death, but was killed by a Gandharva namesake. Bhīṣma crowned Citrāṅgada the king after Śantanu. Citrāṅgada was a great warrior and vanquished all kings.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—a. decked with brilliant bracelets.

- Name of a wife of Arjuna and mother of Babhruvāhana.

Citrāṅgada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and aṅgada (अङ्गद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Citrāṅgada (चित्राङ्गद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A Prince, a brother of Bichitrabirya father of Dhritarashtra and Pandu, and son of Santanu. 2. A judge and recorder in hell. E. citra aṅga body, and da who gives. śāntanoḥ satyavatyāṃ jāte putrabhede .

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