Kalpaka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kalpaka (कल्पक).—Śiva’s garden. It is situated in Kailāsa. (Kathāsaritsāgara, Kathāpīṭhakalambaka, Part I).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kalpaka (कल्पक).—a (S) Ingenious, inventive, imaginative, contriving, devising.

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kālpaka (काल्पक).—a (Corr. from kalpaka) Imaginative, inventive, ingenious.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpaka (कल्पक).—a Ingenious, inventive.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpaka (कल्पक).—[kḹp-ṇvul]

1) A rite.

2) A barber, Kau. A. 1.12.

3) See कल्पवृक्षः (kalpavṛkṣaḥ); कल्पकप्रसवोदयः (kalpakaprasavodayaḥ) Viś. Guṇā.5.

4) A kind of tree, Curcurna (Mar. kacorā). a. conformng to a settled rule or standard; याजयित्वाश्वमेधैस्तं त्रिभि- रुत्तमकल्पकैः (yājayitvāśvamedhaistaṃ tribhi- ruttamakalpakaiḥ) Bhāg.1.8.6.

Derivable forms: kalpakaḥ (कल्पकः).

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Kālpaka (काल्पक).—Zedoary.

Derivable forms: kālpakaḥ (काल्पकः).

See also (synonyms): kālpa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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