Kancani, aka: Kāñcanī; 5 Definition(s)


Kancani 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 Kanchani.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Kāñcanī (काञ्चनी) or Kāṃcanī (कांचनी):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Kāñcanī (काञ्चनी, “made of gold”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Yogeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kañcanī (कंचनी).—f ( H) A dancing girl.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kañcanī (कंचनी).—f A dancing girl.

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kāñcaṇī (कांचणी).—f Anxiety. Teasing.

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

Kāñcanī (काञ्चनी).—

1) Turmeric; ग्रन्थिकं च पलां चव्यं काञ्चनीमथ सैन्धवम् (granthikaṃ ca palāṃ cavyaṃ kāñcanīmatha saindhavam) Śiva. B.3.16.

2) A kind of tree (svarṇakṣārī); (Mar. sonaṭakkā).

3) A yellow pigment (Mar. pivaḍī).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Kāñcana (काञ्चन).—m. (1) gold (in Sanskrit only nt.): LV 122.16 (verse) nā bhāsī itaraḥ sa kāñc...
kācaṇī (काचणी).—f Anxiety. Teasing.
Siddhauṣadhi (सिद्धौषधि):—These are sixty eight in number which are more than rasa (me...

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