Kaladhara, Kala-adhara, Kalādhara, Kalādhāra, Kalā-ādhāra, Kala-dhara: 7 definitions


Kaladhara 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

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Kalādhara (कलाधर) represents the number 1 (one) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 1—kalādhara] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kaladhara in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kalādhāra (कलाधार) refers to “one who is the receptacle of divisions” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Devyāmata f. 30r2-3 (From the Paramatattvavicārapaṭala verse 57-60b).—Accordingly: while discussing the the dichotomy of Śiva as mental and transmental: “[Śiva as] the receptacle of divisions (kalādhāra) is mental whereas the supreme Śiva is beyond mind. The mental [aspect] is that which has mind alone, into which Śiva is fused and from which he does not ascend. That which has no mind and from which the mind does not return, is known as the no-mind [aspect of] the omniscient and all-pervasive Śiva”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kalādhara (कलाधर).—the moon; अहो महत्त्वं महतामपूर्वं विपत्तिकालेऽपि परो- पकारः । यथास्यमध्ये पतितोऽपि राहोः कलानिधिः पुण्यचयं ददाति (aho mahattvaṃ mahatāmapūrvaṃ vipattikāle'pi paro- pakāraḥ | yathāsyamadhye patito'pi rāhoḥ kalānidhiḥ puṇyacayaṃ dadāti) || Udb.

Derivable forms: kalādharaḥ (कलाधरः).

Kalādhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalā and dhara (धर). See also (synonyms): kalānidhi, kalāpūrṇa.

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

1) Kalādhara (कलाधर):—[=kalā-dhara] [from kalā] mfn. bearing or skilled in an art

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘having digits’, the moon

3) [v.s. ...] ‘bearing a digit of the moon’, Name of Śiva.

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Kaladhara 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

[«previous next»] — Kaladhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalādhara (ಕಲಾಧರ):—

1) [noun] an expert judge in matters of taste for aesthetics.

2) [noun] the moon.

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Kaḷādhara (ಕಳಾಧರ):—

1) [noun] an expert judge in matters of taste for aesthetics.

2) [noun] the moon.

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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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