Kalanatha, Kālanātha, Kala-natha: 9 definitions

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Kalanatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kalanatha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kālanātha (कालनाथ).—Śiva assuming the form of Death.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 16. 12.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Kālanātha (कालनाथ) refers to one of the eighty-four Siddhas (Siddhācāryas) mentioned in various sources as being representative teachers of Sahajiya Tantrism, Alchemy, Nath Sampradaya and other traditions having influence in the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas.—Many of these Mahāsiddhas [e.g., Kālanātha-nātha] were historical figures whose lives and mystical powers were the subject of legends. They are often associated with teachings belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Ajivikism and Jainism and are evident of a caste-less interreligious spiritual society.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kālanātha (कालनाथ).—Śiva.

Derivable forms: kālanāthaḥ (कालनाथः).

Kālanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and nātha (नाथ). See also (synonyms): kālanidhi.

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

Kālanātha (कालनाथ).—m. a name of Śiva, Mahābhārata 12, 10368.

Kālanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and nātha (नाथ).

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

Kalānātha (कलानाथ).—[masculine] the moon.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kālanātha (कालनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kātīyayajurvedamañjarī. Peters. 2, 175.

2) Kālanātha (कालनाथ):—son of Svayambhū Bhaṭṭa: Kātīyayajurvedamañjarī.

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

1) Kalanātha (कलनाथ):—[=kala-nātha] [from kala] m. Name of an author.

2) Kalānātha (कलानाथ):—[=kalā-nātha] [from kalā] m. ‘lord of the digits’, the moon, [Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an author of Mantras.

4) Kālanātha (कालनाथ):—[=kāla-nātha] [from kāla] m. ‘the lord of time’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata xii, 10368.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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