Cudika, Cūḍika: 6 definitions

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Cudika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Chudika.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Cūḍika (चूडिक) refers to a [?] “shaved heads” [?], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “In front, above that, (arising from) the letter Yaṃ, is an air mandala, Above that, (arising from) the letter Raṃ, is a fire mandala, (and) above (that) a triangle marked red Ra, three shaved heads (trimuṇḍa-kṛta-cūḍika-upari), and a lotus vessel, Behold the five ambrosia and five lamps, distributed, etc., therein, Arising from the letters Buṃ Āṃ Jiṃ Khaṃ Hūṃ Lāṃ Māṃ Pāṃ Tāṃ Vaṃ”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cūḍika (चूडिक).—a.

1) Having a lock of hair on the head.

2) Crested.

See also (synonyms): cūḍin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cūḍika (चूडिक).—m., or °kā, f., applied to a lokadhātu, see s.v. sāhasracūḍika.

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

1) Cūḍikā (चूडिका):—[from cūḍaka > cūḍa] a f. = cūlikā q.v.

2) [v.s. ...] ? [Divyāvadāna xxxvii, 598.]

3) Cūḍika (चूडिक):—[from cūḍa] mfn. = ḍāla (?) [gana] purohitādi (ḍitika, [Kāśikā-vṛtti])

4) Cūḍikā (चूडिका):—[from cūḍika > cūḍa] b f. See ḍaka.

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Cudika 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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