Kalaprishtha, Kālapṛṣṭha, Kala-prishtha: 10 definitions

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Kalaprishtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kālapṛṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Kalaprstha or Kalaprishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kalaprishtha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ).—A serpent. It was with this serpent that the hair on the necks of horses attached to the chariot of Śiva at the burning of the Tripuras, was tied. (Karṇa Parva, Chapter 34).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Kalaprishtha in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ) is the name of Bharata’s bow, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:

“[...] directing his mind on the deity of Varadāma, the King made a four days’ fast, and undertook the pauṣadha-vow in the pauṣadha-house. At the end of the pauṣadha, the King went outside the pauṣadha-house and the best of bowmen, took up the bow, Kālapṛṣṭha. The King mounted his chariot made entirely of gold, studded with crores of jewels, the abode of the Śrī of victory”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ).—

1) a species of antelope.

2) a heron. (-kam) 1 Name of the bow of Karṇa; Ve.4.

2) a bow in general.

Derivable forms: kālapṛṣṭham (कालपृष्ठम्).

Kālapṛṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and pṛṣṭha (पृष्ठ).

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

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ).—n.

(-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. The bow of Karna. 2. A bow in general. m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) 1. The black antelope. 2. A heron. E. kāla black. and pṛṣṭha the back; black-backed.

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

1) Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ):—[=kāla-pṛṣṭha] [from kāla] m. ‘having a black back’, a species of antelope, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a heron, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a bow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Karṇa’s bow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ):—[kāla-pṛṣṭha] (ṣṭhaṃ) 1. n. A bow; bow of Kāma. m. Black antelope; a heron.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kālapṛṣṭha (कालपृष्ठ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kālavaṭṭha.

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Kalaprishtha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalaprishtha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kālapṛṣṭha (ಕಾಲಪೃಷ್ಠ):—

1) [noun] any of a number of large birds of prey with a naked, usu. brightly colored head and dark plumage, of the Accipitridae family.

2) [noun] a kind of deer.

3) [noun] name of the bow of Karṇa, a character in the epic Mahābhārata.

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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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