Kalakhanda, aka: Kālakhaṇḍa, Kala-khanda; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Kālakhaṇḍa (कालखण्ड) refers to the “liver”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.84. The word [also] occurs in the Kāvya texts of Bālarāmāyaṇa 3.6; Haravijaya 46.22 and Māgha 18.77.

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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kālakhaṇḍa (कालखंड).—n S The liver.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Kālakhaṇḍa (कालखण्ड).—the liver; स्वादुकारं कालखण्डोपदंशम् (svādukāraṃ kālakhaṇḍopadaṃśam) Śi.18.77.

Derivable forms: kālakhaṇḍam (कालखण्डम्).

Kālakhaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and khaṇḍa (खण्ड). See also (synonyms): kālakhañja, kālakhañjana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kālakhaṇḍa (कालखण्ड).—n.

(-ṇḍaṃ) The liver. E. kāla black, and khaṇḍa part.

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