Kalpana, aka: Kalpanā; 3 Definition(s)


Kalpana 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


Kalpanā (कल्पना).—A mindborn mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 25.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kalpanā (कल्पना).—f (S) A thought or an idea; a fancy conceived, or an image formed, in the mind. 2 A plan, scheme, device, invention. 3 Sentiment, fancy, imagery, conceit: also a fiction, a fancy, a mental creation. 4 A conjecture, fancy, imagination, a mere conception. 5 A design, purpose, intention. 6 A doubt, apprehension, misgiving. Ex. kalpanēcī bādhā na hō kōṇē kāḷīṃ || hī santa- maṇḍaḷī sukhī asō ||. 7 An assumption, supposition, hypothesis. 8 The art of arrangement or construction (of words or sentences). Ex. padēṃ jarīṃ ṭhāūka asalīṃ tarīṃ vākyācī ka0 karaṇyāsa bōlaṇyā- cā abhyāsa pāhijē. 9 The art, trick, secret (as of an ingenious contrivance); the plan of its construction, the mode of its operation &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpanā (कल्पना).—f A plan. A thought, sentiment. A doubt.

(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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kliṣṭa-kalpanā (क्लिष्ट-कल्पना).—f A tortuous, wild, extrava- gant or a forced, far-fetched, st...
ucchiṣṭa-kalpanā (उच्छिष्ट-कल्पना).—f A stale invention or thought.
Shastriya Kalpana
śāstrīya kalpanā (शास्त्रीय कल्पना).—f (S) An imagination, notion, fancy, or thought according ...
Kshudra Kalpana
kṣudra kalpanā (क्षुद्र कल्पना).—f (S) A light, trifling, or silly imagination or thought.
Vyavadhāraṇakalpana (व्यवधारणकल्पन).—(ety.) one of the ten lakṣaṇas of the Brāhmaṇas.** V...
jaḍa (जड).—a Heavy. Fig. Dull, stupid, slug gish, slow. Cold, apathetic. Heavy of digestion. Gr...
padara (पदर).—m (pallava S) An end of a cloth. 2 An ornamental border. 3 A fold, double, single...
abādha (अबाध).—a Unobjected to, unex- cepted against, unopposed. That cannot be opposed, resist...
1) Sat (सत्, “existence”).—What is meant by truth /reality (sat)? Sat is defined as existence (...
haṃ (हं).—An interj. indicating attention, assent.--- OR --- hāṃ (हां).—ad A particle expressin...
Kappana, (nt.) (fr. kappeti, cp. Sk. kalpana) the act of preparing, fixing; that which is fixe...
anavasthā (अनवस्था).—f Disordered state. Interminate- ness, indefiniteness.--- OR --- anāvasthā...
kṣaṇikabuddhī (क्षणिकबुद्धी).—a Changeful, unstable.
samarpaka (समर्पक).—a Becoming, suiting; agreeing with.
bhulī (भुली).—f Stupefaction; forgetfulness.

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