Kalita, Kālita: 13 definitions


Kalita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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

Kalita (कलित) refers to “being furnished with (fruits and buds)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225-226).—Accordingly, while describing the shire of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, “[Then follows the image of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, which matches the conception of Kālarātri in the passage from the Mahābhārata:] [...] she was adorned in garlands of bilva-leaves furnished with gleaming fruits and buds (phala-pallava-kalita) anointed with red sandalwood, that were like hanging garlands of infant-heads; she expressed cruelty with limbs worshipped with clusters of kadamba flowers ruddy with blood, which horripilated, it seemed, at the thrill of the flavour of the keen roar of drums during the animal-offering; [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kalita (कलित) refers to “(that which is being) held” (in the hand), according to Ratnakheṭaśrīnivāsadīkṣita’s Bhāvanāpuruṣottama (1979, p. 100 l. 2).—Accordingly, [as The Kāpālika said to Māyākuṇḍalī]: “Well done, my dear, you are learned. The knowledge of Haṭhayoga is a ladder for ascending to the palace called Rājayoga. After that, kāyasiddhi may be considered to be (kalita) in the hand!”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Kalita (कलित) refers to “(being) driven” (by the fire) (of anger, etc.), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Alone [the living soul] who is very wise becomes a god [like] a bee on a lotus [like] the face of a woman. Alone, being cut by swords, he appropriates a hellish embryo. Alone the one who is ignorant, driven by the fire of anger, etc. (anala-kalitakrodhādyanalakalita), does action. Alone [the living soul] enjoys the empire of knowledge in the avoidance of all mental blindness. [Thus ends the reflection on] solitariness”.

Synonyms: Sahita.

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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: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Kalita is an Assamese term referring to “An Assamese caste”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kalita, (pp. of kalati) sounding indistinctly Th. 1, 22. (Page 199)

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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

kaḷīta (कळीत).—n (kaḷaṇēṃ) An estimate of standing crops or of fruits.

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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

Kalita (कलित).—p. p.

1) Held, seized, taken; Uttararāmacarita 5.5. v. l.

2) Broken; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

3) Plucked, gathered; सीतादेव्याः स्वकरकलितैः (sītādevyāḥ svakarakalitaiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.6.

4) Arisen, produced; Uttararāmacarita 5.2; कलितकुलिशघाताः केपि खेलन्ति वाताः (kalitakuliśaghātāḥ kepi khelanti vātāḥ) R. G.

5) Influenced; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.

6) Mixed; अनलस्फुलिङ्गकलितः किमयमनभ्रः सुधावर्षः (analasphuliṅgakalitaḥ kimayamanabhraḥ sudhāvarṣaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.1.

7) Known, understood; कलयसि कलितोऽह्रम् (kalayasi kalito'hram) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.13,2.9.

8) Furnished, endowed, Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6.6. कलितान्योन्यसामर्थ्यैः (kalitānyonyasāmarthyaiḥ) Kumārasambhava 6.76.

9) Gained, obtained.

1) Reckoned, counted.

11) Separated, divided.

12) Sounded indistinctly, murmured.

13) Made, formed; लवङ्गमालाकलितावतंसाः (lavaṅgamālākalitāvataṃsāḥ) Śiśupālavadha 3.81.

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Kalita (कलित).—see under कल् (kal).

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Kālita (कालित).—a. Dead; नाधुना सन्ति कालिताः (nādhunā santi kālitāḥ) Bhāgavata 1.15.18.

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

Kalita (कलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Gained, acquired. 2. Known, understood. 3. Numbered, reckoned. 4. Separated, divided. 5. Made, done. 6. Held, laid hold of. 7. Sounded indistinctly, buzzed, murmured, &c. E. kal to count, &c. affix kta.

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

Kalita (कलित).—[adjective] furnished with (°— or —°).

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

1) Kalita (कलित):—[from kal] a mfn. impelled, driven etc. (cf. √3. kal)

2) [v.s. ...] made, formed, [Śiśupāla-vadha iii, 81]

3) [v.s. ...] furnished or provided with, [Vikramorvaśī; Bhāvaprakāśa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] divided, separated, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] sounded indistinctly, murmured, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) b See √3. kal.

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

Kalita (कलित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Gained; numbered; divided; held; sounded.

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

Kalita (कलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kalia.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalita (ಕಲಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is learnt; knowledge; scholarship.

2) [noun] the act or process of learning.

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Kalita (ಕಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] mixed; blended; joined.

2) [adjective] included; inlayed.

3) [adjective] known; understood.

4) [adjective] counted; taken into account.

5) [adjective] done.

6) [adjective] got; obtained.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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