Citravahana, Citravāhana: 4 definitions



Citravahana 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 Chitravahana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Citravahana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Citravāhana (चित्रवाहन).—A king who ruled Maṇipur during purāṇic times. (See Citrāṅgada).

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citravahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citravāhana (चित्रवाहन):—[=citra-vāhana] [from citra > cit] m. ‘having decorated vehicles’, Name of a king of Maṇi-pura, [Mahābhārata i, 7826] (cf. caitra-vāhanī.)

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Citravāhana (चित्रवाहन):—(citra + vā) m. Nomen proprium eines Königs von Maṇipūra [Mahābhārata 1, 7826.] — Vgl. caitravāhanī .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Citravāhana (चित्रवाहन):—m. Nomen proprium eins Fürsten.

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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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