Kaivartta; 3 Definition(s)


Kaivartta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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


Kaivartta (कैवर्त्त).—A royal line (tribe?) established by Viśvasphāṇi, kings of.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 191; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 76; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 268, 378; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 62.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kaivartta (कैवर्त्त) [or कैवर्त्तक, kaivarttaka].—m S A fisherman or a waterman.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaivartta (कैवर्त्त) [or kaivarttaka, or कैवर्त्तक].—m A fisherman or a waterman.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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