Kalindi, aka: Kālindī; 10 Definition(s)
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Katha (narrative stories)
Kālindī (कालिन्दी), daughter of Devala, is one of the twelve female friends of Mahallikā: daughter of Prahlāda, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 45. Accordingly, as Mahallikā said to Sūryaprabha: “... my female friends are not only two, but twelve in number, and my father’s brother carried them off from Indra’s heaven... And the third is Kālindī, the fourth Bhadrakā, and the fifth is the noble Kamalā with beautiful eyes. These three are the daughters of the great hermit Devala... They [eg., Kālindī] are all heavenly nymphs, born from Apsarases, and when I was married they were taken to the first underworld, and I must bestow them on you, in order that I may be always with them”.
The story of Kālindī and Mahallikā was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kālindī, 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.Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kālindī (कालिन्दी).—(YAMUNĀ). General. Kālindī alias Yamunā is one of the holy rivers in India. The presiding deity of the river is Kālindīdevī. Kālindī, the daughter of the sun has her source in Kalinda mountaiṇ, and hence the name Kālindī for the river. Kālindī joins the Gaṅgā at Prayāga, and this confluence of the two rivers is called Saṅgama, which is a sacred place. (See full article at Story of Kālindī from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Kālindī (कालिन्दी).—The daughter of Samjñā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 36.
1b) The daughter of the sun god; wandering in the forest in quest of Kṛṣṇa, she expressed herself to Arjuna who was there with Kṛṣṇa; the latter married her; welcomed by Draupadī to Hāstinapura, she narrated to her how she married Kṛṣṇa.1 Devī and wife of Kṛṣṇa; mother of Śruta and other sons.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 58. 17-23, 29; 71. 43; 83. 11; Matsya-purāṇa 47. 14.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 234; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 28. 3; 32. 4.
1c) A R. of the Ketumāla country.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 21.
1d) A name for Yamunā.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 7. 2; 18. 34; VI. 8. 36.
Kālindī (कालिन्दी) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.18, II.9, IV.5.4). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kālindī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Kalindi was the wife of Asita, a King of the Solar dynasty. Her husband fled to the Himalayas accompanied by his two wives after being defeated in battle. He died there, both his wives being pregnant at this time. Kalindi gave poison to her co-wife with the intention of inducing abortion, but the child Sagara was born safely, thanks to the grace of the sage Chyavana.
(Note: The verses [Rama:1.70.32-33] can also be interpreted to mean that Kalindi is the victim of poisoning and that Sagara is her son.)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Kālindī (कालिन्दी): Kālindī was daughter of the Surya (Sun) who marries Lord Krishna while he was ruling at Dwarka, Kālindī is also another name for the river Yamuna in northern India.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A channel in the irrigation system of Parakkamabahu I., flowing southward from the Manihira tank. Cv.lxxix.54.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
India history and geogprahy
Kālindī (कालिन्दी) is the name of a river mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 18. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. According to the inscription in the reign of Budhagupta, his feudatory, Mahārāja Suraśmicandra was governing the country lying between the river Kālindī and Narmadā.
Kālindī is the same as the river Yamunā. The Yamunā has got its source from the Kalindadeśa, a mountainous country situated in the Bāndarapuccha range or the Himālaya and hence the river is called Kālindī. In the Purāṇas we get the earlier mention of Kālindī by both the names, Kālindī as well as Yamunā. The Kālindī is also mentioned in the Śiśupālavadha of MāgaSource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Kālindī is the name of an ancient canal that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Parakkamabāhu I (1153-1186) restored Miṇṇerya tank and made the canal named Kālindī which flowed south from the tank’s southern outlet. Nissaṅka Malla declared the tank a sanctuary for animals.Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kālindī (कालिन्दी).—f. (-ndī) The Yamuna or Jumna river. E. kālinda. A mountain, part of the Himalaya range, and the seat of the river’s source, aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.20 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 4.9.21 < [Part 9 - Incomplete Expression of Mellows (rasābhāsa)]
Verse 2.5.59 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.7.49 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 1.7.113 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 2.5.191 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 29 - Kālindītīrtha: Efficacy of Yamunā < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 76 - The Greatness of Kṛṣṇa < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 69 - The Story of Kṛṣṇa Begins < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 58 - Krishna Marries Five Princesses < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 28 - Krishna Rescues Nanda Maharaja from the Abode of Varuna < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 83 - Draupadi Meets the Queens of Krishna < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]