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Caraṇa literally means ‘that by which one moves’.
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[[Caraṇa]] literally means ‘that by which one moves’.
  
 
==Caraṇa, General Meaning==
 
==Caraṇa, General Meaning==
The word ‘caraṇa’ has been used in several senses like:
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The word ‘[[caraṇa]]’ has been used in several senses like:
 
* Foot
 
* Foot
 
* A quarter of verse
 
* A quarter of verse
 
* Pillar of a temple  
 
* Pillar of a temple  
* Part of a musical composition in Carnatic music
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* Part of a musical composition in [[Carnatic]] [[music]]
  
 
==Caraṇa as per Vedas==
 
==Caraṇa as per Vedas==
In the Vedic terminology, it refers to a branch of the Veda in a much larger sense and the group of people who study it. It includes not only the particular śākhā<ref>Śākhā means the branch or recension of Veda traditionally allotted to them for specialization.</ref> but also its allied literature like the law-books.  
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In the Vedic terminology, it refers to a branch of the [[Veda]] in a much larger sense and the group of people who study it. It includes not only the particular śākhā<ref>Śākhā means the branch or recension of [[Veda]] traditionally allotted to them for specialization.</ref> but also its allied literature like the law-books.  
  
 
==Caraṇa as per Buddhism==
 
==Caraṇa as per Buddhism==
In Buddhism, it refers to the eight aspects of character like fearlessness and self-control, fit to be cultivated.
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In [[Buddhism]], it refers to the eight aspects of character like fearlessness and self-control, fit to be cultivated.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 22:51, 15 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Caraṇa literally means ‘that by which one moves’.

Caraṇa, General Meaning

The word ‘caraṇa’ has been used in several senses like:

  • Foot
  • A quarter of verse
  • Pillar of a temple
  • Part of a musical composition in Carnatic music

Caraṇa as per Vedas

In the Vedic terminology, it refers to a branch of the Veda in a much larger sense and the group of people who study it. It includes not only the particular śākhā[1] but also its allied literature like the law-books.

Caraṇa as per Buddhism

In Buddhism, it refers to the eight aspects of character like fearlessness and self-control, fit to be cultivated.


References

  1. Śākhā means the branch or recension of Veda traditionally allotted to them for specialization.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore