Cudakarana, Cūḍākaraṇa, Cuda-karana: 9 definitions


Cudakarana 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 Chudakarana.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण) refers to the ceremony of “shaving of the head” and represents one of the sixteen saṃskāras, or “ceremonies” accompanying the individual during the Gṛhastha (householder) stage of the Āśrama way of life. These ceremonies (e.g., cūḍākaraṇa-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण).—n. the ceremony of tonsure; Manusmṛti 2.35.

Derivable forms: cūḍākaraṇam (चूडाकरणम्).

Cūḍākaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cūḍā and karaṇa (करण). See also (synonyms): cūḍākarman.

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

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Shaving the head all but one lock, considered as a religious, and purificatory rite; it should be performed in the first or third year. E. cuḍā, and karaṇa making.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण).—[neuter] = [preceding] [masculine] ([ritual or religion]).

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

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण):—[=cūḍā-karaṇa] [from cūḍā > cūḍa] n. ‘forming the crest’, the ceremony of tonsure (= caula, one of the 12 purificatory rites [Religious Thought and Life in India p. 353 and 359] performed on a child in the Ist or 3rd year), [Kauśika-sūtra; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Gṛhyāsaṃgraha; Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa; Purāṇa-sarvasva; Smṛtitattva iii.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण):—[cūḍā-karaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Shaving the head all but one lock.

[Sanskrit to German]

Cudakarana in German

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

Cūḍākaraṇa (ಚೂಡಾಕರಣ):—[noun] = ಚೂಡಾಕರ್ಮ [cudakarma].

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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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