Kallola: 19 definitions

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Kallola means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kallol.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kallola (कल्लोल).—A son of Saramā, and father of four sons.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 441.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kallola (कल्लोल) refers to “waves”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Jālandhara) is in the southern corner of (Kailāśa). It shines (like) the moon and has the moon’s radiant lustre. Its form is that of the city of the Half Moon. It has deep lakes and rivers full of waves [i.e., jala-kallola-gambhīra]. It contains the ocean of the six planes, and is fearsome (with the many great) waves that wash against its shores [i.e., vīcī-taraṅga-kallola-taṭa-āsphālana-bhīṣaṇa]. That city of the Supreme Lord is on top of the lord of the principles. It is adorned with snow (white) moonstones and varied enclosing walls, archways, and palaces (aṭṭāla). It possesses many qualities and wonders. [...]”.

2) Kallola (कल्लोल) refers to one of the male servants associated with Jālandhara, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Nine of the twelve female servants (three in each of the first four seats), are low-caste women who we find, in other contexts, embody the Mothers (mātṛkā). The maids (cellakā) are Yoginīs and the servants their male counterparts [i.e., Kallola]. These replace the spiritual ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ the goddess generates and the guardians she appoints in the sacred seats listed in the ‘Kubjikāmatatantra’.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Kallola (कल्लोल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Kallola] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kallola : (m.) a billow.

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

Kallola, (cp. Sk. kallola) a billow, in —°mālā a series of billows Dāvs. IV, 44. (Page 200)

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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

kallōla (कल्लोल).—m (S) pop. kallōḷa or kalhōḷa m A surge, a billow, a large and swelling wave. 2 A volume of fire; a roaring sheet of flame. 3 A tumultuous noise gen., a bellowing, bawling, roaring, shouting. Ex. harināmēṃ piṭōni ṭāḷī || kīrttana kallōḷīṃ garjati ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kallōḷa (कल्लोळ).—m A surge. A volume of fire. A tumultuous noise generally, bellowing.

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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

Kallola (कल्लोल).—a. Inimical, hostile.

-laḥ 1 A large wave, billow; आयुः कल्लोललोलम् (āyuḥ kallolalolam) Bh.3.82; कल्लोलमालाकुलम् (kallolamālākulam) Bv.1.59.

2) An enemy.

3) Joy, happiness.

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

Kallola (कल्लोल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) An enemy, hostile, inimical. m.

(-laḥ) 1. A surge, a billow. 2. Joy, happiness, pleasure. E. kalla to sound, olac aff.

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

Kallola (कल्लोल).—i. e. kad-lola, m. A billow, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 37.

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

Kallola (कल्लोल).—[masculine] wave, billow.

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

1) Kallola (कल्लोल):—[=kal-lola] [from kal > kad] a m. a wave, surge, billow, [Pañcatantra; Bhartṛhari] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] an enemy, foe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] joy, happiness, pleasure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) b m. (1. kam, water, + lola, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary, but according to; Uṇādi-sūtra i, 67] [from] √kall) a wave, billow, [Bhartṛhari iii, 37; Pañcatantra]

5) gambol, recreation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) an enemy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) mfn. hostile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kallola (कल्लोल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A surge or billow; joy. a. Hostile, inimical.

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

Kallola (कल्लोल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kallola.

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Kallola in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kallola (कल्लोल) [Also spelled kallol]:—(nf) play, sport, frolic.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kallola (कल्लोल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kallola.

2) Kallola (कल्लोल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kallola.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kallōla (ಕಲ್ಲೋಲ):—

1) [noun] a large wave; great swell of water; a billow.

2) [noun] a person who nurses hatred for or seeks to harm another; an enemy.

3) [noun] joy; happiness.

4) [noun] (mus.) a mode, in Karnāṭaka system, derived from the main mode Hāṭakāmbari.

5) [noun] ಕಲ್ಲೋಲವಾಗು [kallolavagu] kallōlavāgu to undergo a great agitation, tumult or disturbance.

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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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