Kalarava, Kala-rava: 10 definitions

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Kalarava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kalarava (कलरव) refers to a “pigeon” and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 18.22. The word Kalarava occurs in this sense in Āryāsaptaśatī (verse 597)—kalaravaḥ kvaṇati; also in Dharmaśarmābhyudaya-kāvya 10.31.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Kalarava (कलरव) refers to the Snow pigeon (Columba leuconota), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalarava (कलरव).—

1) a low sweet tone.

2) a dove.

3) the (Indian) cuckoo.

Derivable forms: kalaravaḥ (कलरवः).

Kalarava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kala and rava (रव).

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

Kalarava (कलरव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A dove, a pigeon. 2. The Indian cuckoo. 3. A low or pleasing tone, a humming, buzzing, &c. E. kala a low tone and rava what utters.

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

Kalarava (कलरव).—m. 1. a pleasing sound, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 35. 2. (properly, uttering a pleasing sound), a pigeon. 3. the Indian cuckoo.

Kalarava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kala and rava (रव).

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

1) Kalarava (कलरव):—[=kala-rava] [from kala] m. a low sweet tone, [Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘having a sweet voice’, the Indian cuckoo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

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

Kalarava (कलरव):—[kala-rava] (vaḥ) 1. m. A dove, pigeon. cuckoo; a low pleasing tone.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalarava (ಕಲರವ):—

1) [noun] melodious sounds; pleasant voice.

2) [noun] that which has a sweet sound; the Indian cuckoo (a long-tailed songbird of the family Cuculidae, which has a characteristic two or three-note call and deposits its eggs in the nests of crows which rear the young as their own).

3) [noun] any of several large usu. grey and white birds of the family Columbidae, often domesticated and bred and trained to carry messages etc.; a dove; a pigeon.

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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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