Kalpavriksha, aka: Kalpavṛkṣa, Kalpa-vriksha; 8 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kalpavṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Kalpavrksa or Kalpavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—A tree in Devaloka. It has the power of giving any object that one wishes to get. There are five Kalpavṛkṣas in Devaloka. Their names are: Mandāra, Pārijāta, Santāna, Kalpavṛkṣa and Haricandana.

Agni Purāṇa, third Chapter mentions that among the wonderful things obtained by the churning of the ocean of milk, there was Kalpavṛkṣa also. So Kalpavṛkṣa was born from the ocean of milk.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—A divine tree;1 gift of a golden tree, leads one to be born Rājarāja after a sojourn in viṣnuloka;2 gave clothes, jewels and honey in the kṛtayuga.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 15. 37; 28. 72.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 277. 1-22.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 93; 106. 74.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) is a Sanskrit word referring to “wish-fulfilling trees”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).-Jains believe that at the upswing of each time cycle, masses will lose religious faith again. All wishes will be granted by wish-granting trees (Kalpavrksa), and individuals will be born in set of twins (yugalika) with one boy and one gril who stay together all their lives: a symbol of an integrated human with male and female features balanced.

(Source): Google Books: Faith & Philosophy of Jainism

Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) refers to “wishing trees” used by the inhabitants of Bhogabhūmis (paradise) for obtaining their food, clothing, etc. The word Bhogabhūmi applies to various regions situated within Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10. How many types of wish trees (kalpavṛkṣa) are there? They are of ten types, namely: Madhyāṅga, Vāditrāṅga, Bhūṣaṇāṅga, Mālyāṅga, Jyotirāṅga, Dipāṅga, Gṛhāṅga, Bhojāṅga, Bhājāṅga and Vastrāṅga.

Jambūdvīpa (where the Kalpavṛkṣa is used) is in the centre of all continents and oceans; all continents and oceans are concentric circles with Jambūdvīpa in the centre. Like the navel is in the centre of the body, Jambūdvīpa is in the centre of all continents and oceans. Sumeru Mount is in the centre of Jambūdvīpa. It is also called Mount Sudarśana.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—m (S) The wishing-tree of Indra's heaven. See kalpataru. This term is applied severally to five trees, pāribhadra or limba, mandāra, pārijātaka, santāna, harīcandana. Another enumeration excludes pāribhadra, and makes kalpavṛkṣa itself one of the five. kalpavṛkṣā- khālīṃ basūna jhōḷīlā gāṇṭhī kāṃ dyāvyā? Why, when sitting under the Wishing-tree, should we close and tie up our bag? Also ka0 āṅgaṇī dēkha || tō kā- sāyā māgēla bhīka?

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

kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—m The wishing-tree of Indra's heaven.

(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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