Kalani, Kaḻaṇi, Kaḻaṉi, Kālaṇi, Kālāṇi: 2 definitions


Kalani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kalanī (कलनी) (cf. Kandacakra) refers to “one who generates” representing an aspect of Kalī, according to the Jayadrathayāmala: one of the earliest and most extensive Tantric sources of the Kālīkrama system.—Accordingly, as Bhairava teaches the Goddess about his inner state: “[...] There in the centre [i.e., within the foundation], O daughter of the mountains, is the supreme light between the two, being and nonbeing. Within that centre my (energy) abides in accord with (her supreme) state of being. (She is) Kālī who generates (kalanī) time, she who is the cause of cogitation (kalpanā). Then that supreme goddess who devours time issued forth, absorbed in the bliss of her own (innate) bliss, powerful with the contemplation of (her) own nature. Established on the plane of consciousness and the unconscious, she is between the plane of consciousness and the unconscious. (She is) the goddess who is the Great Void, the Transmental who devours time.”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalani (ಕಲನಿ):—[noun] an irrigated piece of land (esp. where paddy is grown).

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Kalāni (ಕಲಾನಿ):—

1) [noun] an eagle or any of various other birds that eat snakes.

2) [noun] the brahminic kite, a kite with white-neck.

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Kaḷani (ಕಳನಿ):—[noun] a field where rice is cultivated.

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Kaḻani (ಕೞನಿ):—[noun] a field where rice is cultivated.

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Kālani (ಕಾಲನಿ):—[noun] a division of a city; a colony; an extension.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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