Kalmasha, aka: Kalmāṣa, Kalmaṣa; 5 Definition(s)


Kalmasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Kalmāṣa and Kalmaṣa can be transliterated into English as Kalmasa or Kalmasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Kalmāṣa (कल्माष) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), according to the Harivaṃśa-purāṇa 1.7.20-29:—“In the Tāmasa-manvantara there were the gods called Satya. Tāmasa Manu had ten very strong sons, known as Dyuti, Tapasya, Sutapa, Tapomūla, Tapodhana, Taparati, Kalmāṣa, Tanvī, Dhanvī and Paraṃtapa. All of them were owned by vāyu”.

Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Kalmāṣa (कल्माष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.7, II.25.6, II.47.4, IX.44.100) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kalmāṣa) 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
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kalmaṣa (कल्मष).—n S Sin. 2 fig. Feculence, filth, sordes, any excretion or excrementitious matter.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalmaṣa (कल्मष).—n Sin. Fig. Ecculence, filth, sordes.

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