From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Canda, CaNDa, Canda
- angry; wrathful; violent
- passionate; intense
- another name for Śiva; an attendant of Śiva and Yama (A. Kośa); an asura who was the brother of Munḍa and was killed by Durgā with the help of Cāmuṇḍā (D. Sapta.) (fem: caņḍā): another name for Durgā; the regional goddess who is a tutelary deity of Bengal (see: caṇḍī) and Mysore; and attendant of the 12th Jaina Arhat of the present Avasarpiņī (Hc. Kośa); the flowering plant Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium).