Kalana, aka: Kālana; 5 Definition(s)


Kalana 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Kalana in Ayurveda glossaries]

Kalana (कलन) is another name (synonym) for Vetasa, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Salix caprea (goat willow). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.106), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Vetasa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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[Kalana in Purana glossaries]

Kalana (कलन).—A door-keeper of Mahākāla.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 18.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Kalana in Marathi glossaries]

kalanā (कलना).—f S Sensation or sensibility; apprehension of or the faculty of apprehending the qualities or the influences of objects.

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kaḷaṇa (कळण).—n C Decoction or broth of some pulse. 2 also kaḷaṇā m The powder and fragments amongst split pulse.

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kālaṇa (कालण).—n R (Commonly kālavaṇa) Any sauce for rice.

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kāḷaṇa (काळण).—m A caste or an individual of it. They are distillers.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalanā (कलना).—f Sensation or Sensibility.

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kaḷaṇa (कळण).—n Decoction or broth of some pulse.

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

[Kalana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kalana (कलन).—a. (at the end of comp.) Causing, effecting.

-naḥ A sort of cane.

-nam 1 A spot, mark.

2) A defect, an offence, fault.

3) Taking, seizing, grasping; कलनात्सर्वभूतानां स कालः परिकीर्तितः (kalanātsarvabhūtānāṃ sa kālaḥ parikīrtitaḥ).

4) Knowing, understanding, apprehension.

5) Sounding.

6) An embryo at the first stage after conception.

-nā 1 Taking, seizing, grasping; कालकलना (kālakalanā) Ā. L.29.

2) Doing, effecting.

3) Subjection.

4) Understanding, comprehension.

5) Putting on, wearing; also letting loose; चूडाकलनाम् (cūḍākalanām) Śi.3.5.

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Kālana (कालन).—a. Destroyer; कलिमलसंहतिकालनोऽखिलाशः (kalimalasaṃhatikālano'khilāśaḥ) Bhāg. 12.12.66.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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Vetasa (वेतस).—[aj-asun tukca vībhāvaḥ Uṇ.3.118]1) The ratan, reed, cane; यद्वेतसः कुब्जलीलां व...
Kammāsa, (Vedic kalmāṣa, which may be referred, with kalana, kaluṣa, kalaṅka and Gr. kelainόs t...
Apama (अपम).—Declination. Note: Apama is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian scien...
kalaṇēṃ (कलणें).—v i Lie over. Begin to decline. Have a bent towards.--- OR --- kaḷaṇēṃ (कळणें)...
kaḷahaṇā (कळहणा).—m C (Or kaḷaṇā) Powder and fragments amongst split pulse.

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