Kaladanda, aka: Kala-danda, Kāladaṇḍa, Kāḷadaṇḍa; 4 Definition(s)
Kaladanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Kāḷadaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Kaladanda or Kaliadanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Kāladaṇḍa (कालदण्ड) is the Sanskrit name for a deity to be worshipped during raṅgapūjā, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.1-8. Accordingly, the master of the dramatic art who has been initiated for the purpose shall consecrate the playhouse after he has made obeisance (eg., to Kāladaṇḍa).Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
Kāḷa-daṇḍa a black staff, Sdhp. 287 (attr. to the messengers of Yama, cp. Yama as having a black stick at Śat. Br. xi. 6, 1, 7 and 13);Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
kāladaṇḍa (कालदंड).—m S The punishments of Yama, the Judge of the dead. 2 Death.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Kāladaṇḍa (कालदण्ड).—death; श्रेयस्त्रैविक्रमस्ते वितरतु विबुधद्वेषिणां कालदण्डः (śreyastraivikramaste vitaratu vibudhadveṣiṇāṃ kāladaṇḍaḥ) Dk.
Derivable forms: kāladaṇḍaḥ (कालदण्डः).
Kāladaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and daṇḍa (दण्ड).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)