Kalaha, Kalahā: 15 definitions

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Kalaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: archive.org: The religion and philosophy of the Veda and the Upanishads (dharmashastra)

Kalaha (कलह) is the name of a deity to be invoked in a certain ritual, according to the Mānavagṛhyasūtra 2.14. Accordingly, the deity is prescribed when one suffers from possession by the Vināyakas, Śālakaṭaṅkaṭa, Kūṣmāṇḍarājaputra, Usmita and Devayajana. The Baijavāpagṛhyasūtra replaces the names of last two vināyakas with Mita and Sammita. According to R. C. Hazra in his Gaṇapati-worship, “this rite is both expiatory and propitiatory in nature and in which various things including meat and fish (both raw and cooked) and wine and cakes are to be offered”..

The gṛhya-sūtras are a branch of dharma-sūtras and refer to a category of Vedic literature dealing with domstic rites and rituals. The Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra belongs to the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda. The Baijavāpa-gṛhya-sūtra is known only through references to it in other works (e.g., Vīramitrodaya-Saṃskāra).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kalahā (कलहा).—Wife of a brāhmaṇa named Bhikṣu who was an inhabitant of the city of Saurāṣṭra. This woman used to do only just the opposite of what her husband asked her to do and so Bhikṣu kept it a rule to ask her to do the opposite of what he wanted her to do. But one day he asked her to float the śrāddha piṇḍa in the river Gaṅgā, and she threw it in Śaucyakūpa. As a result of that she was born in a demoniac womb. But Dharmadatta got her purified by the Dvādaśākṣarī mantra and giving her half the virtue accrued by him. By virtue of this they were reborn as Daśaratha and Kausalyā. (Ānanda Rāmāyaṇa, Sārakāṇḍa; Uttarakhaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa). See also under Dharmadatta.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kalaha : (m.) quarrel; dispute.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kalaha, (cp. Sk. kalaha, fr. kal) quarrel, dispute, fight A. I, 170; IV, 196, 401; Sn. 862, 863 (+vivāda); J. I, 483; Nd2 427; DhA. III, 256 (udaka° about the water); IV, 219; Sdhp. 135. °ṃ udīreti to quarrel J. V, 395; karoti id. J. I, 191, 404; PvA. 13; vaḍḍheti to increase the tumult, noise J. V, 412; DhA. III, 255.— harmony, accord, agreement S. I, 224; mahā° a serious quarrel, a row J. IV, 88.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalaha (कलह).—m (S) Strife, dissension, quarreling.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kalaha (कलह).—m Strife, dissension, quarrelling. kalaha ukarūna kāḍhaṇēṃ To rake up a quarrel.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalaha (कलह).—[kalaṃ kāmaṃ hanti han-ḍa Tv.]

1) Strife, quarrel; ईर्ष्याकलहः (īrṣyākalahaḥ) Bh.1.2; लीला° (līlā°) Ś. Til.8; so शुष्ककलहः प्रणयकलहः (śuṣkakalahaḥ praṇayakalahaḥ) &c.

2) War, battle.

3) Trick, deceit, falsehood.

4) Violence, kicking, beating &c. Ms.4.121; (where Medhātithi and Kullūka explain kalaha by daṇḍādinetaretara- tāḍhanam and daṇḍādaṇḍyādi respectively).

5) A road, way.

6) The sheath of a sword.

7) A cry, sound; मदकल- नीलकण्ठकलहैर्मुखराः ककुभः (madakala- nīlakaṇṭhakalahairmukharāḥ kakubhaḥ) Māl.9.18.

8) A part of west Bengal named Rāḍha.

Derivable forms: kalahaḥ (कलहः), kalaham (कलहम्).

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

Kalaha (कलह).—mn.

(-haḥ-haṃ) 1. War, battle. 2. Strife, contention. m.

(-haḥ) 1. The sheath of a sword, a scabbard. 2. A road, a way. 3. Deceit, falsehood. 4. Violence without murderous weapons, abuse, beating, kicking, &c. E. kala a pleasing sound, and ha what destroys, from han with ḍa aff.

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

Kalaha (कलह).—m. and n. Quarrel, Mahābhārata 2, 1780.

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

Kalaha (कलह).—[masculine] strife, quarrel.

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

1) Kalaha (कलह):—1. kalaha m. (n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) strife, contention, quarrel, fight, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) the sheath of a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a road, way, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) deceit, falsehood, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) violence without murderous weapons, abuse, beating, kicking, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) Kalahā (कलहा):—[from kalaha] f. Name of a woman.

7) Kalaha (कलह):—2. kalaha [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] kalahati, to quarrel, [Mahābhārata xii, 5349.]

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

Kalaha (कलह):—[(haḥ-haṃ)] 1. m. n. War; strife. m. A sheath, a way; deceit; violence.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kalaha (कलह):—m. n. gaṇa ardharcādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 4, 31.]

1) m. Streit, Zank, Hader [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 73. 3, 4, 27, 214.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 796.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 763] (bhaṇḍane und samare). [Medinīkoṣa Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 16] (n. yuddhakāle, m. maṇḍane d. i. bhaṇḍane). na vivāde na kalahe [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 121.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 10. 280.] putreṣu putrairme kalaho na bhaviṣyati [Mahābhārata 2, 1780.] dyūte kṣattaḥ kalaho vidyate naḥ [2001.] bhavanti bhedā jñātīnāṃ kalahāśca [3, 14936.] vyāyāmakalahau [14, 1025.] vidhitsuḥ kalaham [3, 699.] kurvanti hāsyaṃ ca kalahāṃśca tathāpare [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 60, 12.] kurvantaḥ kalahaṃ ghoraṃ pakṣiṇo sya rathāgrataḥ [?6, 11, 42. pl. 90, 29.] pratidinaṃ kuṭumbena saha kalahaṃ kurvāṇā [Pañcatantra 220, 25. 253, 17. V, 62—64.] [Suśruta 1, 192, 7.] [Prooemium im Hitopadeśa 48.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 40. 64.] [Dhūrtasamāgama 86, 7.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 17, 32.] śuṣkakalaha ein Zank um Nichts und wieder Nichts [Pañcatantra 171, 25.] praṇayakalaha [223, 5.] īrṣyākalaha [Bhartṛhari 1, 2.] līlākalaha [Śṛṅgāratilaka 8.] vākkalaha Wortstreit [Prabodhacandrodaja 55, 12.] Solche compp. mit einem instr. sind oxytona [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 31. 6, 2, 153.] asikalaha [Scholiast] —

2) Degenscheide [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 457.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] —

3) = rāḍha [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] = vāṭa [Śabdakalpadruma] angeblich nach [Medinīkoṣa] Weg [WILSON.]

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Kalaha (कलह):—

1) anaṅgakalahakrīḍā [Spr. 3003.] sa [Kirātārjunīya 5, 13.] eine Hader hervorzurufen bezweckende Zaubercerimonie [Oxforder Handschriften 97,b,38.] Vgl. māna . —

4) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Frauenzimmers [Oxforder Handschriften 16,b,8.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kalaha (कलह):——

1) m. — a) Streit , Zank , Hader. Auch *n. — b) eine Hader hervorzurufen bezweckende Zauberceremonie. — c) *Degenscheide. — d) * = rāḍha oder rāḍhā. —

2) f. ā ein Frauenname.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kalaha (कलह) [Also spelled kalah]:—(nm) quarrel, scramble, strife, broil; dispute; ~[priya] quarrelsome; •[] quarrelsomeness; [kalahī] quarrelsome.

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