chakravartin ［転輪聖王］ (; tenrin-jō’ō): Also, chakravarti-rāja. Wheel-turning king or wheel-turning sage king. Ideal rulers in Indian mythology. The Sanskrit word chakra means wheel, and vartin, one who turns. The chakravartin indicates one who, turning a wheel bestowed by heaven, advances anywhere at will to establish peace and rule the world with justice rather than with force. See also chakra; wheel-turning king.