Kalhara, Kalhāra: 8 definitions


Kalhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kalhāra (कल्हार) or Kahlāra refers to “white nymphaea”, mentioned in verse 3.34-36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, [...] (and which is) covered with the shoots and fruit-pendants of mangotrees; (or) on a couch (which is) prepared from tender banana-leaves, white nymphaeas [viz., kalhāra], lotus-fibres, nelumbos, and blue nymphaeas, (and) in which (are found) opening buds and sprouts: (there) one shall sleep at noon when pained by the heat of the sun ; or in a bath-house”.

Note: kalha-ra is a Tibetanization of kalhāra, which in its turn is an oft-recurring variant of kahlāra (the ligatures lha and hla being not always clearly discernible from each other). CD have corrupted this to kal-lha-ra.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalhāra (कल्हार).—n m S The white esculent water lily, Nymphæa lotus.

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kalhāra (कल्हार).—n (S) The white esculent water lily, Nymphæa lotus.

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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

Kalhāra (कल्हार).—A white water-lily.

Derivable forms: kalhāram (कल्हारम्).

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Kalhāra (कल्हार).—The white lotus, कल्हारपद्मकुसुमानि मुहुर्विधुन्वन् (kalhārapadmakusumāni muhurvidhunvan) Ṛtusaṃhāra 3.15. धन्याः खलु वने वाताः कल्हाराः सुखशीतलाः (dhanyāḥ khalu vane vātāḥ kalhārāḥ sukhaśītalāḥ).

Derivable forms: kalhāram (कल्हारम्).

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

Kalhāra (कल्हार):—[varia lectio] for kahlāra q.v.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kalhara 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kalhāra (कल्हार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kahlāra.

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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

Kalhāra (ಕಲ್ಹಾರ):—

1) [noun] the plant Nymphaea nouchali (= N. pubescens) of Nypmphaeaceae family.

2) [noun] its flower.

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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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