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Words Starting with C

 

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