Kalabhairava, Kala-bhairava, Kālabhairava: 7 definitions
Kalabhairava 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Kālabhairava is the name of a deity depicted in the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.— Kāla Bhairava is found in standing posture with four arms. The upper right hand holds paraśu in kaṭaka-hasta,and the upper left hand holds ḍamaru with a snake on it (in kaṭaka-hasta). The lower right hand holds triśūla in kaṭaka,and the lower left hand is in vismaya-hasta, holding kapāla (skull). All these are the usual attributes of Bhairava. However there is no dog seen near the feet of Kāla Bhairava.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kālabhairava (कालभैरव) is the name of a deity who had plucked off the fifth head of Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.35. Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Dakṣa:—“[...] whether it is heaven or earth, Pātāla or any where else, it is not difficult for the weapons of Vīrabhadra to gain access there. Such is the power of everyone of the attendants of the trident-bearing Rudra. Formerly at Kāśī, Kālabhairava had plucked off the fifth head of Brahmā playfully with the tip of his nail”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kāḷabhairava (काळभैरव).—m A deity at Benares, an incarnation of Shiva. Called also kāśīcā kōtavāla q. v.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kālabhairava (कालभैरव).—an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: kālabhairavaḥ (कालभैरवः).
Kālabhairava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and bhairava (भैरव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kalabhairava (कलभैरव):—[=kala-bhairava] [from kala] m. or n. (?), Name of a deep ravine in the mountain between the rivers Tāpī and Narmadā.
2) Kālabhairava (कालभैरव):—[=kāla-bhairava] [from kāla] m. a form of Bhairava.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Kalabhairava (कलभैरव):—(kala + bhai) Nomen proprium eines Abgrunds in den Gebirgen zwischen der Tāpī und der Narmadā [Colebrooke I, 173,] [Nalopākhyāna]
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Kālabhairava (कालभैरव):—m. eine Form Bhairava's [Oxforder Handschriften 25,b, Nalopākhyāna 5. 69,b,42. 285,a,11.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1,4.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Kalabhairava (कलभैरव):—Nomen proprium eines Abgrundes in den Gebirgen zwischen der Tāpī und der Narmadā.
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Kālabhairava (कालभैरव):—m. eine Form Bhairava's.
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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Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 8 - Bhairava incarnation < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 9 - The sports of Bhairava < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 10 - Sūta’s instruction < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 201 - Greatness of Kālabhairava Śmaśāna < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 31 - The Manifestation of Bhairava < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 64 - The Pilgrimage to Kālabhairava Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 8 [The true nature of the dual-deity the Kāla-Kāli] < [Chapter 1 - First Vimarśa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)