Kahlara, Kahlāra: 11 definitions


Kahlara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kahlāra (कह्लार) or Kalhāra refers to “white nymphaea”, mentioned in verse 3.34-36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, [...] (and which is) covered with the shoots and fruit-pendants of mango-trees; (or) on a couch (which is) prepared from tender banana-leaves, white nymphaeas [viz., kalhāra or kahlāra], lotus-fibres, nelumbos, and blue nymphaeas, (and) in which (are found) opening buds and sprouts: (there) one shall sleep at noon when pained by the heat of the sun; or in a bath-house”.

Note: kalha-ra is a Tibetanization of kalhāra, which in its turn is an oft-recurring variant of kahlāra (the ligatures lha and hla being not always clearly discernible from each other). CD have corrupted this to kal-lha-ra.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kahlāra (कह्लार) refers to Nymphaea lotus, and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., kahlāra (Nymphaea lotus)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., bhadramusta (a kind of cyperus)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kahlāra (कह्लार).—n.

(-raṃ) The white esculent water-lily, (Nymphæa lotus.) E. ka water, hāra a necklace or ornament, and la irregularly inserted.

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

Kahlāra (कह्लार).—n. The white esculent water-lily, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 3, 15.

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

Kahlāra (कह्लार).—[neuter] the white water-lily.

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Kāhlāra (काह्लार).—[adjective] coming from the white water-lily.

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

1) Kahlāra (कह्लार):—n. the white esculent water-lily (Nymphaea Lotus), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Ṛtusaṃhāra etc.] (cf. kalhāra.)

2) Kāhlāra (काह्लार):—mfn. ([from] kahl), coming from the white water-lily, [Kuvalayānanda]

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

Kahlāra (कह्लार):—(raṃ) 1. n. The white esculent water-lily (Nymphæa lotus).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kahlāra (कह्लार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kalhāra.

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Kahlara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kahlāra (ಕಹ್ಲಾರ):—[noun] the lutus plant with light red tinged white flower.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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