Kalodaka, Kālodaka: 7 definitions

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Kalodaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kālodaka (कालोदक).—A sacred place. The sin of causing abortion of those who bathe in the tīrtha here will be washed away. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 60 and Śānti Parva, Chapter 152, Verse 12).

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Kālodaka (कालोदक) is the name of a pond (which arose when Kālarudra was playing on the cremation ground), according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya.—From verse 1.99 onwards Pulastya zooms in on the cremation ground, the śmaśāna, also called ūṣara (saline ground), where, at the time of destruction, all beings and worlds enter into Bhairava’s mouth. He tells Nārada that it is because of this that the cremation ground grants release. He also reports that there is a pond there called Kālodaka, which arose when Kālarudra was playing on the cremation ground. At that time the Lord taught the observance of the skull (kapālavrata).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

1) Kālodaka (कालोदक) is the name of a lake corresponding with lake Nundkol, as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Kālodakā is the stream which issues from Kālodaka i.e. Nund Kol and Gangā lakes on the Haramukuṭa, bears the name Kālodakā before it joins the Kanakavāhinī.

2) Kālodaka (कालोदक) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Kālodaka is the lake Nundkol situated on the eastern half of mountain Haramukuṭa.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kālodaka (कालोदक).—the name of a sea, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 40, 36.

Kālodaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and udaka (उदक).

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

1) Kālodaka (कालोदक):—[from kāla] a n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata xiii, 1746]

2) [v.s. ...] of an ocean, [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 40, 36.]

3) [from kāleśvara] b See 1. kāla.

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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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