Kalevara: 18 definitions

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Kalevara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kalevar.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kalevara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kalevara (कलेवर) refers to “bodies”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to her daughter (Pārvatī): “[...] How is it that I did not die? How is it that this girl did not die? Why is she not devoured by the demons and others from the sky? I shall cut off your head. What shall I do with the bodies (kalevara)? Abandoning you where shall I go? Alas, my whole life is doomed? [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kalevara in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kalevara (कलेवर) refers to the “body”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi 8.17.—Accordingly, while discussing the connection between mind and breath: “One should know that the mind is always mounted on the breath in the body (kalevara). Where the breath dwells, there the mind certainly dwells”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kalevara (कलेवर) refers to the “(human) body”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Where is the body, which is filled with blood, flesh and fat, has a skeleton of slender bones, is bound with tendons and is of bad odour, praised? Continually pouring forth putrid smells through [its] nine orifices, the human body (nara-kalevara) is ever perishable [and] dependent on other [things]”.

Synonyms: Śarīra, Deha, Vapus.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalevara in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kalevara, see kaḷebara. (Page 199)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalēvara (कलेवर).—n (S) The body (of man or beast). Used mostly in contrad. from the soul or animating principle; or in anger and revilingly, and thus in a manner corresponding to the use in English of Carcass.

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kaḷēvara (कळेवर).—n (Properly kalēvara) The body.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kalēvara (कलेवर).—n The body (of men or beasts.)

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalevara (कलेवर).—The body; यावत्स्वस्थमिदं कलेवरगृहम् (yāvatsvasthamidaṃ kalevaragṛham) Bhartṛhari 3.88; H.1.44; अन्तकाले च मामेव स्मरन्मुक्त्वा कलेवरम् (antakāle ca māmeva smaranmuktvā kalevaram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.5; Bv.1.13,2.43.

Derivable forms: kalevaraḥ (कलेवरः), kalevaram (कलेवरम्).

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

Kalevara (कलेवर).—n.

(-raṃ) The body. E. kala semen, and vara best; formed from the seminal fluid; the termination of the ablative is retained.

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

Kalevara (कलेवर).—n. The body, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 8, 5.

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

Kalevara (कलेवर).—[neuter] ([masculine]) the body.

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

1) Kalevara (कलेवर):—mn. the body, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

2) cf. [Latin] cadāver

3) m. Olibanum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kalevara (कलेवर):—[kale-vara] (raṃ) 1. n. The body.

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

Kalevara (कलेवर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaḍevara, Kalevara.

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Kalevara 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kalevara (कलेवर) [Also spelled kalevar]:—(nm) physical structure, external build-up; size.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kalevara (कलेवर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kalevara.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalēvara (ಕಲೇವರ):—

1) [noun] the entire physical structure of a living being; the body.

2) [noun] (now chiefly) a dead body.

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Kaḷevara (ಕಳೆವರ):—[noun] = ಕಳೇಬರ [kalebara].

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Kaḷēvara (ಕಳೇವರ):—[noun] = ಕಳೇಬರ [kalebara].

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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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