Kalinda, Kālinda: 7 definitions


Kalinda 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kālinda (कालिन्द).—A kinnara gaṇa; horse-faced.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 32.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Kalinda (कलिन्द) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the parts of Himālayas known as the name of Kalinda. It is the source place of the river Yamunā, which is called Kalindī in consequence.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalinda (कलिन्द).—

1) Name of the mountain on which the Yamunā rises.

2) The sun.

3) The Bibhītaka plant.

Derivable forms: kalindaḥ (कलिन्दः).

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Kālinda (कालिन्द).—a. (-ndī f.) [कलिन्द-अण् (kalinda-aṇ)] Connected with or coming from the mountain Kalinda or the river Yamunā.

-ndī 1 The river Yamunā; कालिन्द्याः पुलिनेषु केलिकुपिताम् (kālindyāḥ pulineṣu kelikupitām) Ve.1.2; R.15.28; Śānti.4.13.

2) A sort of vessel.

3) Name of a wife of Kṛṣṇa. (a daughter of Sūrya).

-ndam A water melon.

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

Kalinda (कलिन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) 1. The sun. 2. A mountain. 3. Beleric myrobalan. E. kali strife, to give, khaś aff.

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

Kalinda (कलिन्द).—I. m. The name of a mountain, on which the Yamunā rises, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 3, 2; [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 71, 6. Ii. f. kalindī, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 55, 4; 12; 13; it must be corrected to kālº.

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Kālinda (कालिन्द).—i. e. kalinda + a, I. n. A water melon, [Suśruta] 1, 156, 21. Ii. f. . 1. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 70, 33. 2. The Yamunā, [Pañcatantra] 25, 3.

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

Kālinda (कालिन्द).—[neuter] water-melon, [feminine] ī patr. of the Yamuna river; [adjective] coming from this river.

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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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