Kalin, Kālin: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Kalin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kālin (कालिन्) refers to a classification of manes (Pitṛ/Pitṛgaṇa) that came into existence from Vasiṣṭha’s sweat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly:—“[...] Excepting Kratu, Vasiṣṭha, Pulastya and Aṅgiras, the six viz. Marīci and others successfully curbed their senses and their activities. O excellent sage, the semen virile of the four—Kratu and others—fell on the ground from which other types of manes were born. They were Somapās, Ājyapās, Kālins and Haviṣmantas. They are all termed Kavyavāhas also. They are their sons. The Somapās are the sons of Kratu, Kālins of Vasiṣṭha, Ājyapās of Pulastya and Haviṣmantas of Aṅgiras”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kālin (कालिन्).—A son of Caidyoparicara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 28.
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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 dictionary

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

1) Kālin (कालिन्):—[from kāla] a m. Name of a son of Caidyôparicara, [Harivaṃśa 1806]

2) b See [column]1.

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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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