Kalavasha, Kālavaśa, Kala-vasha: 2 definitions


Kalavasha means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Kālavaśa can be transliterated into English as Kalavasa or Kalavasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kalavasha in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Kālavaśa (कालवश) refers to “(becoming) subject to death”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Nāga kings said to the Bhagavān], “[...] Our bodies crumble to small pieces until the skeleton remains. Then, O Bhagavān, we all release rain showers quickly and speedily. If we do not release rain showers rapidly, then, O Bhagavān, all [of us] shall be subject to death (kālavaśa-gatā). We will die with our children and grand-children”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Kālavaśa (ಕಾಲವಶ):—

1) [noun] influence, force or control of time or destiny.

2) [noun] a man who is subject to death; ಕಾಲವಶನಾಗು [kalavashanagu] kālavaśanāgu (fig.) to die; to cease to exist.

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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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