Kalpana, aka: Kalpanā; 6 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kalpanā (कल्पना).—A mindborn mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 25.
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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Kalpana (कल्पन).—(or कल्पना (kalpanā)) supposition, assumption; cf गुणकल्पनया च भिक्षुनटसूत्रयोश्छन्दस्त्वम् (guṇakalpanayā ca bhikṣunaṭasūtrayośchandastvam) Kāś. on P. IV.3.110; cf. also अनेक-क्लिष्टकल्पनापेक्षया अस्या उचितत्वात् (aneka-kliṣṭakalpanāpekṣayā asyā ucitatvāt) Pari. Śek. on. Pari. 94.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
1) Forming, fashioning, arranging.
2) Performing, doing, effecting.
3) Clipping, cutting.
5) Anything placed upon another for decoration.
-nā 1 Fixing, settlement; अनेकपितृकाणां तु पितृतो भागकल्पना (anekapitṛkāṇāṃ tu pitṛto bhāgakalpanā) Y.2.12;247; Ms.9.116.
2) Making, performing, doing.
3) Forming, arranging; विषमासु च कल्पनासु (viṣamāsu ca kalpanāsu) Mk.3.14; केश° (keśa°) Mk.4.
4) Decorating, ornamenting.
7) Imagination, thought; कल्पनापोढः (kalpanāpoḍhaḥ) Sk. P.II.1.38 = कल्पनाया अपोढः (kalpanāyā apoḍhaḥ).
8) An idea, fancy or image (conceived in the mind); Śānti.2.8.
11) A contrivance, device.
12) (In Mīm. phil.) = अर्थापत्ति (arthāpatti) q. v.
13) Decorating an elephant.
Derivable forms: kalpanam (कल्पनम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Cutting. 2. Making, manufacturing. 3. Making as a poem or tale, inventing, composing. nf.
(-naṃ-nā) 1. Inference. 2. Invention, fabrication. 3. Caparisoning or decorating an elephant. f. (-nī) A scissors or shears. E. kṛp to be able, &c. lyu or lyuṭ affix, and consequentiy ṭāp or ṅīp fem. do.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Search found 17 books and stories containing Kalpana or Kalpanā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1229 < [Chapter 17 - Examination of the Definition of Sense-perception]
Verse 1223 < [Chapter 17 - Examination of the Definition of Sense-perception]
Verse 1214 < [Chapter 17 - Examination of the Definition of Sense-perception]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.83 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 2.33 < [Chapter II - Vaitathya Prakarana (Illusion)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.10 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.2.198 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.7.80 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Karma, Manas and the Categories < [Chapter XII - The Philosophy of the Yogavāsiṣṭha]
Part 9 - Maṇḍana (a.d. 800) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 12 - The Psychological Views and other Ontological Categories < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XVII - Perception in Dignāga’s School of Philosophy < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]