Balakridanaka, Bālakrīḍanaka, Vālakrīḍanaka, Bala-kridanaka, Vala-kridanaka, Valakridanaka: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

[«previous next»] — Balakridanaka in Kamashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (kama)

Vālakrīḍanaka (वालक्रीडनक) refers to the “making of dolls” and represents one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balakridanaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bālakrīḍanaka (बालक्रीडनक).—a child's toy.

Derivable forms: bālakrīḍanakam (बालक्रीडनकम्).

Bālakrīḍanaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāla and krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bālakrīḍanaka (बालक्रीडनक).—[masculine] a child’s toy or plaything, a ball etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bālakrīḍanaka (बालक्रीडनक):—[=bāla-krīḍanaka] [from bāla-krīḍana > bāla] n. idem, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) Name of [chapter] of Vātsyāyana’s Kāmasūtra

3) [v.s. ...] m. a child’s toy or plaything, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] a bill, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] Cypraea Moneta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Balakridanaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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