Kalipriya, Kali-priya, Kalipriyā: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Kalipriya (कलिप्रिय, “strife-lover”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Kalipriyavināyaka, Kalipriyagaṇeśa and Kalipriyavighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.

Kalipriya is positioned in the Southern corner of the fifth circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “Manahprakameshvara Temple, D 10/ 50”. Worshippers of Kalipriya will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the reliever from conflicts and proud”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.18610, Lon. 83.00539 (or, 25°11'10.0"N, 83°00'19.4"E) (Google maps)

Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) is a holy city in India and represents the personified form of the universe deluded by the Māyā of Viṣṇu. It is described as a fascinating city which is beyond the range of vision of Giriśa (Śiva) having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

Kalipriya, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kalipriyā (कलिप्रिया).—A prostitute. She attained svarga by observing the Kārttikavrata. (Chapter 21, Brahmakhaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kalipriya (कलिप्रिय) is another name for Nārada: one of the ten mind-born sons of Brahmā having sprung from his thigh. He is celebrated as a divine sage and is associated with another sage Parvata. He is represented as the messenger from the Gods to men and vice versa and as being very fond of promoting discords among Gods and men; hence he is called Kalipriya.

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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: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kalipriya (कलिप्रिय) refers to the sage Nārada and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 6.65.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalipriya (कलिप्रिय).—a. quarrelsome. (-yaḥ) 1 Name of Nārada.

2) a monkey, ape; Ms.1.85.

Kalipriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kali and priya (प्रिय).

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

Kalipriya (कलिप्रिय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Quarrelsome, mischievous, mischief making. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A monkey, an ape. 2. Narada. E. kali strife, and priya fond of.

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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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