Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms C-F

Caitanya-caritamrta – a biography of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu composed in Bengali in the late siteenth century by Srila Krsnadas a Kaviraja.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu-(1486 – 1534) the Supreme Lord appearing as His own greatest devotee to teach love of God, especially through the process of congregational chanting of His holy names.
Caittya-guru – Lord Krsna personally giving guidance as a spiritual master from within the heart of an advanced devotee.
Cakra (Sudarsana) – the disc weapon of the Supreme Lord.
Cakri – the Supreme Lord, who carries the disc weapon.

"Let me tell you a story from the life of Sir Isaac Newton. Among Newton's acquaintances and fellow scientists was an atheist, with whom he would sometimes debate. One morning this man paid Sir Isaac Newton a visit. When he entered Newton's study, he noted a remarkably well – made replica of the universe sitting on his desk. The model was complete with rotating planets, and Newton's associate was quite impressed by its detail and authentic nature. "This is wonderful!" he exclaimed. "Who made it?" 'Nobody' replied Newton. His friend repeated the question and again Sir Isaac replied, "Nobody made it. It just appeared this morning by itself." "Stop kidding me. Obviously someone made this. Someone possessed of great intelligence! I'd like to meet the person who made this." "Where is your logic!' Newton exclaimed. 'You and your atheistic colleagues try to tell me that there is no Supreme Being. You say that the vast and wonderfully intricate universe, of which this tiny model is but a replica, has created itself, whereas you adamantly deny the same possibility with this model! You say an intelligent person must have created this model, but you deny the Supreme Person behind the universe!"
Science of Identity Foundation – Tusta Krishna Das

Camara-a yak – tail fan used in Deity worship.
Camasa Rsi – one of the nine Yogendras.
Canakya – the prime minister of King Candragupta. His aphorisms are still famous throughout India.
Candala – an outcaste or untouchable; a dog-eater.
Candana – a cosmetic paste prepared from sandalwood. It is used in Deity worship.
Candra – the demigod of the moon.
Candragupta – a king of the Maurya dynasty in india. His armies repelled Aleander's advance into India.
Candraloka – the moon planet.
Candrasekhara Acarya – a great householder devotee of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Capati – a flat bread made from whole-wheat flour.
Caranaloka – the heavenly planet of the Carana demigods.
Carvaka Muni – an outspoken hedonistic philosopher of ancient times.
Catuh-sloki – the four verses of [Srimad-Bhagavatam] (2.9.33;36) spoken by Lord Krsna to Brahma, which summarize that scripture's entire philosophy.
Catur-bhuja-four – armed.
Catur-hotra – the four kinds of fire sacrifices prescribed in the [Vedas] for purification of fruitive activities.
Caturmasya – the four months of the rainy season in India. Devotees take special vows of austerity during this time.
Catur-varnyam – the four occupational divisions of society ([brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas,] and [sudras]).
Catur-vyuha – the Lord's plenary epansions Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha.
Causal Ocean – the ocean in which all the universes are floating.
Cediraja – the king of Cedi; also known as Sisupala. Lord Krsna killed him because of his blasphemy.
Cetana – a conscious living entity.
Chandogya Upanisad – one of the 108 [upanisads,] philosophical portions of the [Vedas.]
Chandas – the different meters of Vedic hymns.
Channavatara – a concealed incarnation.
Cintamani – a mystically potent "touchstone" described in Vedic literatures.
Cit – alive and conscious.
Citraketu – a member of the royal order who became fully enlightened in spiritual knowledge.
Cit-sakti – the knowledge potency of the Supreme Lord.
Cupid (Kandarpa) – the demigod who incites lusty desires in the hearts of the conditioned living entities.