Candika, Caṇḍikā, Candikā, Cāṇḍikā: 32 definitions


Candika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Candika has 30 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandika.

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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Caṇḍikā (चण्डिका):—(von caṇḍī) f.

1) Beiname der Durgā [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 33.] [Itihāsa] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 399.] [Pañcatantra Pr. 1.] vāhanabhūtasya siṃhasya [25, 8.] caṇḍikāyatana [186, 16.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 6, 156. 10, 141.] gṛha [25, 86.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 9, 15. 6, 18, 48.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 40. 52.] māhātmya [morgenländischen Gesellschaft 2,337 (129,a).] caṇḍikā schlechtweg heisst das Devīmāhātmya [Bibliothecae sanskritae 215.] —

2) Linum usitatissimum [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 9, 4]; vgl. umā, devī, haimavatī, caṇakā .

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Caṇḍikā (चण्डिका):—

1) mahānavamyutsava [Oxforder Handschriften 35,a,14.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Caṇḍika (चण्डिक):—Adj. beschnitten [Galano's Wörterbuch] Vgl. caṇḍa 1)b).

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Caṇḍikā (चण्डिका):—f.

1) Beiname der Durgā. —

2) ein Tempel der Durgā [Kād. (1872) 256,20.] —

3) = devīmāhātmya. —

4) Nomen proprium einer Surāṅganā [Indische studien von Weber 15,241.] —

5) *Linum usitatissimum.

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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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