Citravicitra, Citra-vicitra: 6 definitions


Citravicitra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chitravichitra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Citravicitra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Citravicitra (चित्रविचित्र) refers to “things of variegated colours and shapes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. [...] It was richly rendered fragrant with various sweet smelling substances. It was very bright. There was sandal paste and aguru. Beds were richly strewn with flowers. Many wondrous things of variegated colours and shapes (nānā-citravicitra) were displayed there. It had been constructed in gems by Viśvakarman himself. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citravicitra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citravicitra (चित्रविचित्र).—a (S) Variously colored or figured, variegated. 2 Various or multiform;--used of actions, incidents, appearances.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

citravicitra (चित्रविचित्र).—a Variegated; various.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Citravicitra (चित्रविचित्र).—a.

1) variously coloured, variegated.

2) multiform.

Citravicitra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and vicitra (विचित्र).

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

1) Citravicitra (चित्रविचित्र):—[=citra-vicitra] [from citra > cit] mfn. variously coloured, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

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

Citravicitra (ಚಿತ್ರವಿಚಿತ್ರ):—

1) [adjective] having or marked with different patches or spots colours, shades.

2) [adjective] deviating from the norm, as in conduct; out of the ordinary; odd.

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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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