Kalpanta, Kalpānta, Kalpa-anta: 8 definitions

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Kalpanta 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त) refers to the “day of doom”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 102. Accordingly, “... and so the aggregated army of the Caṇḍālas moved on, blackening all the horizon with a dark hue, making those who beheld it say in perplexity to themselves: ‘Can this be a mass of rock rolling down from the Añjana mountain, or is it a premature bank of the clouds (meghaugha) of the day of doom (kalpānta) that has descended upon the earth?’”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpānta (कल्पांत).—m (S) The end of a kalpa. Total annihilation called kalpāntapralaya then takes place, and remains through another kalpa. 2 Applied in all the senses and examples of anartha Sig. I. and II. 3 fig. Extremity of distress or suffering (bhukēnēṃ-tāhaṇēnēṃ- unhānēṃ-rōgānēṃ-duḥkhānēṃ-virahānēṃ- &c.) g. of s.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kalpānta (कल्पांत).—m The end of a kalpa. Extremity of distress or excess. क. karaṇēṃ To raise a hue and cry. क. hōṇēṃ To feel as if one is about to die of hunger.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त).—end of the world, universal destruction; कल्पान्तेष्वपि न प्रयाति निधनं विद्याख्यमन्तर्धनम् (kalpānteṣvapi na prayāti nidhanaṃ vidyākhyamantardhanam) Bh.2.16. कल्पान्तक्रूरकेलिः क्रतुक्रदनकरः कुन्दकर्पूरकान्तिः (kalpāntakrūrakeliḥ kratukradanakaraḥ kundakarpūrakāntiḥ) Udb. °स्थायिन् (sthāyin) a. lasting to the end of a कल्प (kalpa); शरीरं क्षणविध्वंसि कल्पान्तस्थायिनो गुणाः (śarīraṃ kṣaṇavidhvaṃsi kalpāntasthāyino guṇāḥ) H.1.46.

Derivable forms: kalpāntaḥ (कल्पान्तः).

Kalpānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalpa and anta (अन्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) The destruction of the world, the end of the Kalpa, or four ages of its existence. E. kalpa the period, and anta the end.

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

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त).—m. the end of a Kalpa-period, the destruction, the end of the world, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 1, 49; [Hitopadeśa] i, [distich] 43.

Kalpānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalpa and anta (अन्त).

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

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त).—[masculine] the end of a Kalpa, destruction of the world.

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

Kalpānta (कल्पान्त):—[from kalpa] m. the end of a Kalpa, dissolution of all things, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. pralaya)

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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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