Kaleya, Kāleya: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kāleya (कालेय).—A set of Asuras born to the great sage Kaśyapa of his wife Kālā. Some scholars hold the view that the Kālakeyas and the Kāleyas are one and the same. Kāleyas destroyed the Āśramas of sages like Vasiṣṭha, Cyavana and Bharadvāja. (Vana Parva, Chapter 102). Devas killed some of the Kāleyas; the others ran away to Pātāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kāleya (कालेय).—An Asura who was exhausted in Amṛtamanthana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 7. 14.

1b) An Ātreya, putrikā putra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 197. 9.

1c) Dānavas and Nāgas in Rasātala. These took part in Devāsura war between Bali and Indra. They fought with Vasus.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 30; VIII. 10. 22 and 34.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kāleya (कालेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.34, I.65, I.61.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kāleya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāleya (कालेय).—a. Belonging to the Kali age.

-yam 1 The liver.

2) Black sandal-wood; आश्यानकालेयकृताङ्गरागाम् (āśyānakāleyakṛtāṅgarāgām) Ku.7.9.

3) Saffron.

-yāḥ (-m. pl.) Name of a school of the black Yajurveda.

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

Kāleya (कालेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) 1. Belonging to the Kali age, &c. 2. Dark coloured. n.

(-yaṃ) 1. A yellow fragrant wood: see kālīyaka and kāleyaka. 2. The liver. m.

(-yaḥ) The name of a demon or imp. E. kāla or kali, and ḍhak affix.

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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. 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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