Citrayudha, Citrāyudha: 3 definitions


Citrayudha 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 Chitrayudha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध).—(CITRABĀHU). One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was slain by Bhīmasena in the great battle. (Śloka 20, Chapter 136, Droṇa Parva).

2) Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध).—(DṚḌHĀYUDHA). One of the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was slain by Bhīmasena. (Śloka 29, Chapter 137, Droṇa Parva).

3) Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध).—A King of Siṃhapura. During the victory march of the Pāṇḍavas Arjuna conquered this King. (Śloka 20, Chapter 27, Sabhā Parva).

4) Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध).—A warrior of the state of Cedi. He fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas. The horse of this warrior was blood-coloured and his weapons were of a peculiar type. Karṇa killed him in the great battle. (Chapter 23, Droṇa Parva and Chapter 56, Karṇa Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.23) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Citrāyudha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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-English dictionary

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

1) Citrāyudha (चित्रायुध):—[from citra > cit] m. ‘having variegated weapons’, Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i f., vii.]

2) [=ci-trāyudha] [from citrāyudha > citra > cit] Name of Kāma-deva, [Buddha-carita]

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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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