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Caitanya Carita (चैतन्य चरित) – a book of pastimes by Murari Gupta


Caitanya Mańgala (चैतन्य मङ्गल) – a book of pastimes by Locana Dāsa Thākura


Caitanya Caritāmṛta (चैतन्य चरितामृत) – a biographical work by Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī describing the pastimes and events of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu


Caitanya Mahāprabhu (चैतन्य महाप्रभ) – incarnation of the Lord disguised as His own devotee to spread the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahāmantra and teach others how to love and serve Him


caitya guru (चैत्य गुर) – the Supreme Lord, advising an advanced devotee from within the heart


cakra (चक्र) – 1) any circular object 2) Lord Kṛṣṇa’s disc-weapon (sudarśana) 3) a set of six melakartās grouped by common purvāńgas in the South Indian system


cakravyuha (चक्रव्युह) – the circle trap; used in the Mahābhārata war


campaka savārī (चम्पक सवार) – a rare eleven beat rhythm


ńda Bāul (चाँद बाउल) – Bhaktivinoda Thākura’s pen-name in Bāul Sańgīt


ńda Kāzi (Qāzi) (चाँद क़ाज़ि) – a Muslim ruler who initially disrupted Lord Caitanya’s kīrtanas, later joined Him


caṇḍāla (चण्डाल) – outcaste; dog-eater


Candra (चन्द्र) – the deity in charge of the moon.


Cāṇura (चाणुर) – one of the Kaḿsa’s wrestlers and ministers; killed by Kṛṣṇa


cāratāla savārī (चारताल की सवार) – a less known eleven beat cycle


caraṇa (चरण) – feet


caraṇam (चरणम) – a verse or musical difference from the refrain


caraṇāmṛta (चरणामृत) – “the nectar of the feet”; the liquid which touched the feet of the Deity


Carnatic sańgīt (करनाटक सङ्गीत) – (Karnāaka) the music of South India


catasra jātī (चतस्र जात) – the class of rhythmic cycle having properties of a four count


caturdasī (चतुर्दस) – the fourteenth day of a half-month


caturmāsya (चतुर्मास्य) – the austerities observed for four months during the rainy seasons from late summer to mid-autumn


cautāla (चौताल) – a twelve beat cycle commonly used in dhrupada music


chala (छल) – deceit


choṭā (छोट) – younger


Choṭā Haridāsa (छोट हरिदास) – follower of Lord Caitanya who was rejected by Him for breach of behavior; after his death, he would come to Lord Caitanya to sing for Him


choṭī savārī (छोट सवार) – a fifteen beat pakhawaj cycle


cimtā (cimptā) (चिम्त) – metal jingles on fire tongs


Citraketu (चित्रकेत) – Lord Lakṣmaṇa’s son


Citrakūṭa (चित्रकूट) – the forest area where Rāma, Sītā, and Lakṣmaṇa stayed until Bharata’s arrival


Citrāńgada (चित्राङ्गद) – the elder son of Sāntanu and Satyavatī; killed in office by a gandharva with the same name


Citrāńgadā (चित्राङ्गद) – the wife of Arjuna and mother of Babruvāhana


Cyavana (च्यवन) – a seer who sought protection from Lord Rāma when the demon Lavaṇa oppressed the ascetics and devotees in Mathurā


UPDATED: June 27, 2009