Kalanemi, Kala-nemi, Kālanemi, Kālanemī: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Kālanemi (कालनेमि).—A great Asura. In later years he was born as Kaṃsa, the son of Ugrasena. (See under Kaṃsa).
2) Kālanemi (कालनेमि).—A brahmin from Mālava. His father was called Yajñasena. (Kathāsaritsāgara, Kathāmukhalambaka).
3) Kālanemi (कालनेमि).—A Rākṣasa. During the Rāma-Rāvaṇa war, when Lakṣmaṇa swooned, Hanūmān started for Droṇa mountain for medicine. Rāvaṇa deputed Kālanemi to obstruct the path of Hanūmān. Well acquainted with the trickeries of the Rākṣasas Hanūmān killed Kālanemi who appeared before him disguised as a sage. (Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa, Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Canto 67).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kālanemī (कालनेमी).—A son of Virocana and father of four sons.1 Kaṃsā's previous birth as Kālanemī sent his śūla towards Hari who vanquished him with the same implement;2 residing in Atalam (IV tala or abhastalam).3 Killed by Hari in Tārakāmaya, where he was a commander; rode on a chariot of elephants, used illusory powers and brahmāstra in the war; devas as prisoners of war but released by Tāraka; attacked Hari and fell dead slain by his cakra.4
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 76; 80; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 39.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 1. 68; VIII. 10. 56; X. 51. 42; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 22, 23, 65.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 31.
- 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 21; Matsya-purāṇa 148. 42-51; 150. 140-189; 154. 3; 160. 3 & 18; 176. 49; chaps. 177-78; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 22.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
1) Kālanemi (कालनेमि) is the name of a son of Yajñasoma, a Brāhman from the country of Mālava whose story is told in the “story of Śridatta and Mṛgāṅkavatī”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. He and his brother Vigatabhaya ventured to Pāṭaliputra in order to acquire learning from Devaśarman.
2) Kālanemi (कालनेमि) is the name of an Asura, who was later born as Hiraṇyakaśipu and then Kapiñjala, and was later born as Bhāsa, father of Prabhāsa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 50. Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Indra during the war between Śrutaśarman and Sūryaprabha: “... for that Asura Namuci, who was so hard for the gods to subdue, and who was then born again as Prabala, one entire and perfect jewel, has now been born as the invincible Prabhāsa, son of Bhāsa, and Bhāsa too was in a former birth the great Asura Kālanemi, who afterwards became Hiraṇyakaśipu and then Kapiñjala”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kālanemi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the rim of the wheel of time.
2) Name of a demon, uncle of Rāvaṇa, deputed by him to kill Hanūmat.
3) Name of a demon with 1 hands killed by Viṣṇu. °अरिः, रिपुः, हरः, हन् (ariḥ, ripuḥ, haraḥ, han) m. epithets of Kṛṣṇa.
Derivable forms: kālanemiḥ (कालनेमिः).
Kālanemi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and nemi (नेमि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-miḥ) 1. A demon, the son of Hiranyakasipu. 2. A Rakshasa described in the Ramayana
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 19 - The Battle between Viṣṇu and Kālanemi < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 19 - The Fail of Vīrabhadra < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 14 - Resuscitation of Dead Daityas < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 101 - The Fight Goes On < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 41 - The Rise of the Lotus and the War between Gods & Demons < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.5.16-17 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Verse 1.2.42 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 2.2.98-99 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 21 - Description of the Special War < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 14 - The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - The fight between the rank and file of the Gaṇas and the Asuras < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)