Kalarudra, Kālarudra, Kala-rudra: 6 definitions


Kalarudra 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kalarudra in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kālarudra (कालरुद्र) is the name of a deity, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya.—From verse 1.99 onwards Pulastya zooms in on the cremation ground, the śmaśāna, also called ūṣara (saline ground), where, at the time of destruction, all beings and worlds enter into Bhairava’s mouth. He tells Nārada that it is because of this that the cremation ground grants release. He also reports that there is a pond there called Kālodaka, which arose when Kālarudra was playing on the cremation ground. At that time the Lord taught the observance of the skull (kapālavrata).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kālarudra (कालरुद्र).—Rudra regarded as the fire that is to destroy the world.

Derivable forms: kālarudraḥ (कालरुद्रः).

Kālarudra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and rudra (रुद्र).

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

Kālarudra (कालरुद्र):—[=kāla-rudra] [from kāla] m. Rudra regarded as the fire that is to destroy the world, [Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Kalarudra 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»] — Kalarudra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kālarudra (ಕಾಲರುದ್ರ):—

1) [noun] Śiva, in a formidable form, as the destroyer of the universe.

2) [noun] a man causing fear or dread.

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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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