Kalpalata, Kalpalatā, Kalpa-lata: 8 definitions


Kalpalata 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kalpalatā (कल्पलता).—Name of a commentary on Bhaṭṭojī's Praudhamanoramā ' by Kṛṣṇamiśra.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Kalpalatā (कल्पलता) is the name of a work dealing with erotics, ascribed to Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century), also known as Rāmadeva or Vāmadeva, son of Rāghavendra.— Cirañjīva is also believed to have composed other works named Śṛṅgārataṭinī, Kalpalatā and Śivastotra. The first two are of the erotic type and the last one of the religious type.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: academia.edu: Bhoja’s Mechanical Garden

Kalpalatā (कल्पलता) refers to “wishing creepers”.—There is the history of gardens and garden technology in early medieval India. By the eleventh century, the garden had long been a site dense with meaning in South Asia. It brought together earlier traditions of fabulous jewel trees (ratnavṛkṣas), wishing trees (kalpavṛkṣas), and wishing creepers (kalpalatās) that had decorated the railings of Buddhist stūpas and populated Buddhist heavens, with a whole series of architectural and design technologies like bowers, fountains, tanks, and fountain houses that had also become standard appurtenances of royal pleasure gardens by the seventh century

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpalatā (कल्पलता).—f (S) A wishing vine or creeper in svarga. See kalpataru.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpalatā (कल्पलता).—

1) a creeper of Indra's paradise; Bh. 1.9.

2) a creeper supposed to grant all desires; नानाफलैः फलति कल्पलतेव भूमिः (nānāphalaiḥ phalati kalpalateva bhūmiḥ) Bh.2.46; cf. कल्पतरु (kalpataru) above.

Kalpalatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalpa and latā (लता). See also (synonyms): kalpalatikā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] See Kṛtyakalpalatā.

2) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—vedānta. Rādh. 5.
—by Bhavānanda. Oppert. Ii, 4275.

3) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—alaṃk. See Kavikalpalatā.

4) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—Prauḍhamanoramāṭīkā [grammatical] by Kṛṣṇamitra. Oudh. Vi, 6.

5) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—jy. by Soma Daivajña. K. 224. B. 4, 116.

6) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—jy. See Bṛhatkalpalatā.

7) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—Vedastutiṭīkā q. v.

8) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—med. Io. 1351 A and D.

9) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—‘astronomical tables for the calculation of calendars’. Io. 2464.

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

1) Kalpalatā (कल्पलता):—[=kalpa-latā] [from kalpa] f. a fabulous creeper granting all desires, [Śakuntalā; Bhartṛhari ii, 38]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various works (cf. kavik)

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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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