Kalika, Kālīka, Kālikā, Kālika, Kalikā, Kālīkā: 42 definitions


Kalika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Kālikā (कालिका).—One of the six kinds of interest, according to Bṛhaspati;—Kālikā is what is due every month. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 8.153)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kālikā (कालिका).—A female attendant of Skanda. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 14).

2) Kālika (कालिक).—One of the attendants given to Skanda by Pūṣan, the other being Pāṇītaka. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 43).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Kālikā (कालिका) is an epithet of the Goddess (Devī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.12. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on seeing the mother of the universe cosmic in form, Dakṣa the lord of the subjects considered himself well rewarded. With various sorts of prayer he eulogised and bowed to the Goddess (Devī) mother of the universe, Kālikā seated on a lion (siṃhastha), dark-complexioned, with four arms and beautiful face, the bestower of the boon, the abode of safety, holding a blue lotus and the sword in her hands, comely with reddish eyes and with beautiful dishevelled hair”.

2) Kālikā (कालिका) refers to the “dark spot” (on the breasts), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When they [viz., Śiva’s Gaṇas (attendants)] went away and He was left alone with Satī, Śiva rejoiced much and sported with her. [...] Even as she was looking on, sometimes he would come to her lofty breasts saying with laughter, this dark spot ‘Kālikā’ on your breasts is your companion of the same colour as it contains the same letters as are found in your name ‘Kālikā’”.

3) Kalikā (कलिका) refers to a “streak” (of a lamp), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Himavat said to Nārada:—“[...] The supreme Brahman is great and imperishable. It is like the streak of a lamp [i.e., pradīpa-kalikā-upama]. It is termed Sadāśiva. It is without aberration. It is beyond Brahmā. It is both full and devoid of qualities. It has no special traits, no desires. It sees within and not without. O sage, from the Kinnaras who come here, such are the things heard about Him. Can it be untrue?”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kālika (कालिक).—A pupil of Kṛta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 51; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 44.

1b) A son of Maya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 29.

2a) Kālikā (कालिका).—A śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 86.

2b) R. sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22-36.

3) Kalikā (कलिका).—A daughter of Vaiśvānara; after her came the Kālakeya asuras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 23-5; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 23.

4) Kālīka (कालीक).—The kingdom of.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 121. 45.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kālika (कालिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.39) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kālika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Kālikā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.13).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kālīkā (कालीका) is one of the incarnations of Pārvatī, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, chapter forty-eight further elaborates the glories of Śiva and Śivadharma; the results of Śiva-worship, glories of Pārvatī who is said to have been incarnated as Durgā, Satī, Kālīkā, Caṇḍi etc. for the establishment of Dharma; the extermination of the demons and the glorification of the worship of the mother-goddess including the description and praise of the Ulkānavamī-vrata are described respectively in chapters forty nine and fifty.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Kālikā (कालिका) or Kālikāpurāṇa refers to one of the eighteen Minor Puranas (i.e., Upapurāṇa) according to the Kūrmapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The Upapurāṇas (e.g., kālikā-purāṇa) can be considered as the supplements of the Mahāpurāṇas as those are mostly based on the Mahāpurāṇas. The Saurapurāṇa considers the Upapurāṇas as khilas i.e., supplements. [...] Though the numbers of Upapurāṇas are specified as eighteen, there are many important Upapurāṇas which are excluded from the lists of Upapurāṇas given by different sources.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Kalikā (कलिका) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Kalikā corresponds to Bhogavatī (according to Bharata) as well as Sopāna. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Kālikā (कालिका) according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.66.—“In a cemetery, which is Kālikā’s land, one who knows the mantra well should mount a corpse facing south. One should press his bottom lip against his teeth and think of his enemy. One should recite a mantra for seven nights; one will then kill his enemy”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kālikā (कालिका), daughter of the lord of Kālakūṭa, is one of the five Vidyādhara maidens vowed to take Naravāhanadatta as a husband, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 108. Accordingly, “... and he [Naravāhanadatta] saw those maidens with a blazing fire in front of them; and Vāyuvegayaśas, after dragging them away from it, said to the king: ‘This first here is Kālikā, the daughter of the lord of Kālakūṭa [...] and I am the fifth; all we five, when we saw you performing asceticism in the domain of the Siddhas, were bewildered with love...’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kālikā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Kalikā (कलिका) refers to the “bud” of a flower, as mentioned in a list of four synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Kalikā] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kālikā (कालिका) is another name for Kākolī, a medicinal plant identified with Roscoea purpurea from the Zingiberaceae or “ginger family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.25-27 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kālikā and Kākolī, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Kalikā (कलिका) refers to the “buds (of a flower)”, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly: “If mud, scented with buds of Saraca asoca [e.g., Aśoka-kalikā], etc. is filled at the root, trees get a very attractive and strong fragrance”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kālikā (कालिका) refers to the daughter of Himavat and was presented to Bhairava for marriage, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Bhairava meets Himavat who praises him with great reverence. Bhairava responds by offering him five boons. Finally Himavat asks Bhairava to marry his daughter, the virgin (kumārikā) Kālikā and Bhairava agrees. Himavat blesses his daughter and then leaves her. At this stage, the goddess, although as yet unmarried, behaves as would a devout wife who venerates and serves her husband without question.

Note: Although the lexicons do not record the name Kālinī or Sukālinī as a variant of Kālikā or Sukālikā, This reading is supported indirectly by [various manuscripts] of the Kubjikāmatatantra which read Kālinī instead of Kālikā in Kubjikāmatatantra 1.27d.

2) Kālikā (कालिका) is the name of the Mother (avvā) associated with the sacred seat of Jālandhara (jālapītha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Note: Kālikā, like Kubjikā, is said to be a lioness. This is because these goddesses are the leaders (nāyikā) of a Kula tradition (āmnāya) each of which is said to be a ‘teaching of the Lion’ (siṃhadarśana) as they are all based on the transmission of the Command which takes place by means of the teacher's empowering gaze, as fierce and powerful as that of a lion (siṃhāvalokana).

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Kālikā (कालिका) refers to one of the nine Goddess to be worshiped as part of the Navarātra Tantric ritual (an autumnal festival of the warrior goddess Caṇḍikā).—From Pratipat to Navamī: daily worship by the king of nine maidens (kumārīpūjā) as nine goddesses, Kumārī, Trimūrti/Trimurtinī, Kalyāṇī, Rohiṇī, Kālikā, Caṇḍikā, Śāmbhavī, Durgā, Bhadrā.—Various 14th century sources refer to rituals involving the worship of Kālikā, for example: Caturvargacintāmaṇi, Sāmrājyalakṣmīpīṭhikā, Puruṣārthacintāmaṇi, accounts of ceremonies in Śivagaṅgai and Ramnad, Tamil Nadu (Price 1996), Portuguese traveler accounts from the Vijayanagara Empire (Stein 1983).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Kali (9).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Kālikā (कालिका) is the Goddess of the South-east corner in the sādhana of the sixteen-armed variety of Mahākāla, as mentioned in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).


Mahākāla should be surrounded by seven goddesses, three in the three cardinal points, (the fourth being occupied by his own Śakti) and the other four in the four corners. [...] The four corners are occupied by the following goddesses. [...] Kālikā in the South-east corner is blue in complexion, has two arms carrying the kapāla and the kartri, and stands on a corpse in the ālīḍha attitude. [...] These four deities are nude, and look terrible with bare fangs, three eyes and dishevelled hair. [...]

Surrounded by all these deities [viz., Kālikā], Mahākāla should be meditated uponas trampling upon Vajrabhairava in the form of a corpse.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Kālikā (कालिका) is a Prakrit name referring to “beings of a black complexion” and is mentioned as an example name for deriving personal names mentioned in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning kālikā) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kālikā (कालिका) is the name of the Yakṣiṇī (i.e., Śāsanadevatā) associated with Abhinandana, according to chapter 3.2 [abhinandana-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “In this congregation arose Yakṣeśvara, dark, with an elephant for a vehicle, his two right hands holding a citron and a rosary, his two left hands carrying an ichneumon and a goad, a messenger-deity always near the Lord. likewise Kālikā appeared, dark-colored, seated on a lotus, one right hand in varada-position and one holding a noose, her two left hands holding a snake and a goad, a messenger-deity always in attendance on the Lord.”.

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Kālika (कालिक) in Sanskrit (Kāliya in Prakrit) refers to “related to when to study scriptures” and represents an example of Śrutajñāna (Suyanāṇa) or “scriptural knowledge” (knowledge from what is heard) which represents one of the five types of knowledge, as explained in the Nandīsūtra.—Examples of Kālika are (1) “can only be studied at fixed times, namely the first and last quarters of the day and night”; (2) “titles of works are provided, some of which correspond to extant works while others are lost”.

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

Kālika (कालिक) refers to a “flaw in gold”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “In reality, there is no unity of the forms of matter and consciousness with regard to mundane bondage and the connection of these two is without a beginning like gold and a flaw in gold (kālikaśleṣaḥ svarṇakālikayor iva). In this world, the body which is material, absolutely immobile [and] without that which is conscious, becomes confused, through ignorance, with that which is conscious, formless and mobile”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kalikā.—(LP), quarrel; cf. Gujarātī kali. Note: kalikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kalika in India is the name of a plant defined with Tephrosia purpurea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Galega piscatoria Aiton (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Regii Berolinensis Altera (1822)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 3
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1822)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1788)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kālika : (adj.) temporal.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kālika, (adj.) (fr. kāla 2) belonging to time, in time, as sabba-kālika always in time, cp. Gr. w(raίos Vv 392; with time, i.e. gradual, slowly, delayed S. I, 117=Nd2 645; usually neg. akālika 1. not delayed, immediate, in this world, comb. with sandiṭṭhika S. II, 58; S. I, 117= IV. 41=339=V. 343;—2. subject to time, i.e. temporal, vanishing PvA. 87;—3. unusual, out of season Miln. 114 (cp. akāla).—See also tāva-kālika. (Page 212)

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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

kalikā (कलिका) [or कली, kalī].—f S An unblown flower, a bud.

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kālika (कालिक).—a S Relating to time, temporal.

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kālikā (कालिका).—f (S) kālī f (S) pop. kālikāī f A form of Parvati or Durga.

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kāḷikā (काळिका) [or काळिकाई, kāḷikāī].—f (Or kāḷakāī) A terrific form of pārvatī.

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

kalikā (कलिका).—f A bud, an unblown flower.

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kālika (कालिक).—a Relating to time, temporal.

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kāḷikā (काळिका) [or kāḷikāī, or काळिकाई].—

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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

Kalikā (कलिका).—

1) A digit of the moon.

2) A division of time.

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Kalika (कलिक).—Curlew.

Derivable forms: kalikaḥ (कलिकः).

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Kalikā (कलिका).—f.

1) An unblown flower; a bud; चूतानां चिरनिर्गताऽपि कलिका बध्नाति न स्वं रजः (cūtānāṃ ciranirgatā'pi kalikā badhnāti na svaṃ rajaḥ) Ś.6.4. किमा- म्रकलिकाभङ्गमारभसे (kimā- mrakalikābhaṅgamārabhase) Ś.6; Ṛtusaṃhāra 6.17; R.9.33.

2) A digit. streak.

3) The bottom or peg of the Indian lute.

4) A king of poetic composition (akin to biruda).

See also (synonyms): kali.

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Kālika (कालिक).—a. (- f.) [काल-ठन्-ठक् वा (kāla-ṭhan-ṭhak vā)]

1) Relating to time.

2) Depending on time; विशेषः कालिकोऽवस्था (viśeṣaḥ kāliko'vasthā) Ak.

3) Seasonable, timely.

-kaḥ 1 A crane.

2) A heron.

-kā 1 Blackness, black colour.

2) Ink, black ink.

3) Price of an article to be paid by instalments.

4) Periodical interest paid at stated times.

5) A multitude of clouds, a dark cloud threatening rain; कुतस्त्रपा नश्यति न त्वदाननक्षपाकरादर्शनकारिकालिका (kutastrapā naśyati na tvadānanakṣapākarādarśanakārikālikā) Rām. Ch.2.55; कालिकेव निबिडा बलाकिनी (kālikeva nibiḍā balākinī) R.11.15. 6- Flaw (alloy &c.) in gold.

7) The liver.

8) A female crow.

9) A scorpion.

1) A spirituous liquor.

11) Name of Durgā; व्यभाव्यत प्रलयजकालिकाकृतिः (vyabhāvyata pralayajakālikākṛtiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 17.44.

12) A particular bloodvessel in the ear.

13) A line of hair extending from the pudenda to the navel.

14) A small singing bird.

15) A kind of fragrant earth.

16) A girl four years old personating Durgā at a festival.

17) Name of a Yoginī.

18) A kind of vegetable.

19) A kind of cucumber.

2) The Indian spikenard.

21) Mist.

22) An oil-woman.

-kam 1 Black sandal wood.

2) Hostility.

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Kālīka (कालीक).—A heron.

Derivable forms: kālīkaḥ (कालीकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kalikā (कलिका).—(perhaps lit. a bud, i.e. a trifle, nothing of value?) Divyāvadāna 499.24 kim ayaṃ kalikāyā (abl.? gen.?) dīyate, mūlyam anuprayaccha, why should it be given for nothing? give me a price. In Lalitavistara 276.16 (verse) prāsādāś ca gavākṣa-harmya-kalikā(ḥ), without v.l., kalikā seems un- interpretable; Tibetan maṅ ldan pa, having many…, which suggests -kalitā(ḥ), provided with…

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Kālika (कालिक).—(compare 1 Kāla 3, Kālaka 4), name of a nāga-king: Mahāvyutpatti 3258 (here seems to be distinguished from both Kāla and Kālaka); but in Lalitavistara 281.10 ff.; 284.11; Divyāvadāna 392.14 ff. he plays the same rôle attributed to the nāga-king 1 Kāla 3, q.v., before the Bodhisattva's enlightenment; see also Mahā-Māyūrī 247.22.

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Kālikā (कालिका).—name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 241.13; Avadāna-śataka ii.66.4.

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

Kalika (कलिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A curlew.

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Kalikā (कलिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. An unblown flower. 2. The bottom or peg of a lute. E. kal to count, in affix kali, and with ṅīṣ, kalī as above; again, kan pleonastic affix, and ṭāp fem. do.

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Kālika (कालिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Relating to time. 2. Seasonable. 3. Of long standing. 4. Of a dark colour, black, blackish, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) The curlew. n.

(-kaṃ) A black kind of Sandal: see kālīyaka. f.

(-kā) 1. Cloudiness, a multitude or succession of clouds. 2. A dark cloud threatening rain. 3. A fog or mist, &c. 4. The goddess Gauri. 5. A terrific goddess, a form of Chandi or Durga. 6. A female singer of Swarga. 7. Blackness, a black colour. 8. Afault or flaw in gold, &c. 9. Spirituous liquor. 10. A plant: see bṛścikapatra. 11. A kind of potherb. 12. The branch of a cucumber plant. 13. Spikenard. 14. A line of hair extending to the navel. 15. A female crow. 16. Price of a commodity on credit, or a price to be paid at a fixed period, or by instalments. 17. Piriodical interst paid by the month, &c. 18. An animalcule formed by the fermentation of milk. 19. Ink or blacking. 20. A small bird, commonly S'yama. 21. A medicinal plant: see kākoli. E. kāla black, &c. ṭhak or kan affix.

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Kālīka (कालीक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A curlew, a sort of heron: see kālika.

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

Kalikā (कलिका).—i. e. kalā + ka, f. 1. The sixteenth part of the moon’s disc, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 1. 2. A bud, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 17.

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Kālika (कालिक).—i. e. 1. kāla + ika, adj. 1. f. , Referring to time, Bhā- ṣāp. 120. 2. Seasonable, Mahābhārata 3, 868. 3. f. , Long, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 41, 12.

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Kālikā (कालिका).—i. e. 2. kāla + ka, f. 1. A multitude of clouds, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 11, 15. 2. The liver, [Mitāksharā, (ed. Calc., 1829.)] 1, 31. 3. A blood-vessel in the ear, [Suśruta] 1, 55, 1. 4. The name of several plants, [Suśruta] 2, 499, 2. 5. A name of Durgā, Mahābhārata 2, 457. 6. The name of a river, Mahābhārata 3, 8134.

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

Kalikā (कलिका).—[feminine] the sixteenth part of the moon’s orb; a cert. small division of time; an unblown flower. blossom.

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Kālika (कालिक).—[adjective] relating to time; timely, season able; lasting as long as (—°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kalikā (कलिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Kamalakara. See Dipakalikā.

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

1) Kalikā (कलिका):—[from kalā] a f. the sixteenth part of the moon, [Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] a division of time (= kalā q.v.)

3) [v.s. ...] an unblown flower, bud, [Śakuntalā; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] the bottom or peg of the Indian lute (made of cane), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of several metres

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of artificial verse (cf. kānta-k)

7) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] on medicine.

8) Kalika (कलिक):—m. a curlew, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) Kalikā (कलिका):—b See p. 261, col. 3.

10) Kālikā (कालिका):—[from kālaka > kāla] a f. blackness or black colour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] ink or blacking, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] a dark spot, rust, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

13) [v.s. ...] a fault or flaw in gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] change of complexion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) [v.s. ...] the liver [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya]

16) [v.s. ...] a particular blood-vessel in the ear, [Suśruta]

17) [v.s. ...] the line of hair extending from the pudenda to the navel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] a multitude of clouds, [Rāmāyaṇa ii; Raghuvaṃśa xi, 15]

19) [v.s. ...] snow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] fog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

21) [v.s. ...] the female of the bird Aṅgāraka, [Patañjali]

22) [v.s. ...] a female crow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) [v.s. ...] the female of the bird Turdus macrourus (commonly śyāmā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) [v.s. ...] a scorpion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

25) [v.s. ...] a small worm or animalcule formed by the fermentation of milk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

26) [v.s. ...] Name of several plants (Vṛścika-pattra, Valeriana Jaṭāmāṃsī, a kind of Terminalia, a branch of Trichosanthes dioeca), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

27) [v.s. ...] a kind of fragrant earth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

28) [v.s. ...] a Name or form of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

29) [v.s. ...] a girl of four years old who personates the goddess Durgā at a festival held in honour of that deity, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

30) [v.s. ...] a kind of female genius, [Mahābhārata ii, 457; Harivaṃśa 9532]

31) [v.s. ...] one of the mothers in Skanda’s retinue, [Mahābhārata ix, 2632]

32) [v.s. ...] Name of a Vidyādharī, [Kathāsaritsāgara cviii, 177]

33) [v.s. ...] of a Kiṃnarī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

34) [v.s. ...] of a Yoginī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

35) [v.s. ...] of an attendant of the fourth Arhat, [Jaina literature]

36) [v.s. ...] of a river, [Mahābhārata iii, 8534]

37) Kālika (कालिक):—[from kāla] 1. kālika m. a species of heron (Ardea jaculator), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] kālīka)

38) [v.s. ...] Name of a king of the Nāgas, [Lalita-vistara]

39) [v.s. ...] of a prince, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

40) Kālikā (कालिका):—[from kāla] 1. kālikā (f. of 1. kālaka q.v.)

41) [from kāla] 2. kālikā f. to be paid monthly (as interest, vṛddhi).

42) Kālika (कालिक):—[from kāla] 2. kālika mf(ī[Pāṇini 5-1, 108])n. relating to or connected with or depending on time, [Bhāṣāpariccheda]

43) [v.s. ...] fit for any particular season, seasonable, [Mahābhārata iii, 868]

44) [v.s. ...] lasting a long time, [Pāṇini 5-1, 108]

45) [v.s. ...] (often ifc. e.g. āsanna-k, relating to a time near at hand, impending, [Pāṇini 5-4, 20 [Scholiast or Commentator]]; māsa-k, monthly, [Mahābhārata ii, 2080]).

46) a 1. and 2. kālika See [column]1 and p. 277, col. 3.

47) Kālikā (कालिका):—[from kālika] b See p. 277, col. 3.

48) Kālīka (कालीक):—[from kālī] [varia lectio] for 1. lika q.v.

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

1) Kalika (कलिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A curlew.

2) Kalikā (कलिका):—(kā) 1. f. An unblown flower; the bottom or peg of a lute.

3) Kālika (कालिक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Of times or seasons; dark. 1. m. The curlew. n. A black kind of sandal. f. Cloudiness, many clouds; blackness; Durgā; a crow; ink.

4) Kālīka (कालीक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A curlew.

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

Kalikā (कलिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaliā, Kāliā, Kāliya.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Kalikā (कलिका):—(nf) a bud.

2) Kālika (कालिक) [Also spelled kalik]:—(a) periodical; seasonal.

3) Kālikā (कालिका):—(nf) see [kālī].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaḷika (ಕಳಿಕ):—

1) [noun] the grass Sorghum vulgare (= Andropogon sorghum) of Poaceae family.

2) [noun] its millet; great sorghum.

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Kaḷika (ಕಳಿಕ):—[noun] a kind of flowering plant.

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Kālika (ಕಾಲಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] of or relating to time as opposed to eternity; temporal.

2) [adjective] proper, suitable or favourable to a particular time.

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Kālika (ಕಾಲಿಕ):—[noun] any of the regular rituals or observances that is performed at the appointed times.

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Kāḷika (ಕಾಳಿಕ):—[noun] = ಕಾಳಿಕೆ [kalike].

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kālīkā (காலீகா) noun Smoky colour of the teeth of horses, when they are about seven years old; சுமார் ஏழு வயதாகும்போது குதிரைப் பற்களி லேற்படும் புகைநிறம். [sumar ezhu vayathagumbothu kuthiraip parkali lerpadum pugainiram.] (அசுவசாத்திரம் [asuvasathiram] 5.)

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