Citrashikhandinandana, Citrashikhandi-nandana, Citraśikhaṇḍinandana: 1 definition



Citrashikhandinandana 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.

The Sanskrit term Citraśikhaṇḍinandana can be transliterated into English as Citrasikhandinandana or Citrashikhandinandana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrashikhandinandana.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Citraśikhaṇḍinandana (चित्रशिखण्डिनन्दन) refers to a name of Bṛhaspati, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 9.73. Bṛhaspati is so-called because he is the son of Aṅgiras who belongs to the group of Citraśikhaṇḍins, more commonly known as Saptarṣi or the constellation Ursa Major. References to the Citraśikhaṇḍin group are sometimes found in Kāvya poetry, e.g. in Maṅkhaka 16.25; in Yaśastilaka (chapter 1); in Bālarāmāyaṇa 10.35, 98; in Haravijaya 3.64.

context information

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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