Kalpavriksha, Kalpavṛkṣa, Kalpa-vriksha: 22 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kalpavṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Kalpavrksa or Kalpavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Kalpvraksh.
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Kavya (poetry)Source: academia.edu: Bhoja’s Mechanical Garden
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) refers to “wishing trees”.—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
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) refers to the “wish-yielding kalpa tree” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Dakṣa bowed and eulogised Śiva:—“[...] Today I have realised the truth. Thou art above all. Thou art served by Viṣṇu, Brahmā and others. Thou art the supreme Being known only through the Vedas. Thou art the wish-yielding Kalpa tree (i.e., kalpavṛkṣa) to the good. Thou punishest the wicked always. Thou art the independent great soul. Thou art the bestower of desired boons on the devotees. [...]”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) refers to “wish-fulfilling trees”, according to the Vedānta Deśika’s Yatirājasaptati.—There are allusions to Rāmānuja’s “protection” of the Vedas, his defeat of those who hold other Vedāntic views as well as the significance of his establishment of the right interpretation of the Vedas in innumerable verses of the Yatirājasaptati. [...] Verse 31 captures in a lovely set of images the nature of Rāmānuja’s works.They are wish-fulfilling trees (kalpavṛkṣa) for the imagination of debaters, oozing with the nectar of Hari’s feet, possessing many branches so that they can remove suffering/heat, and subduing (with their perfume) the stench of sins.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) is a Sanskrit word referring to “wish-fulfilling trees”.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Google Books: Faith & Philosophy of 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: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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.
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) refers to “wishing trees”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The wishing gem, divine treasure, cow of heaven, [and] wishing trees [com.—kalpavṛkṣa] along with Lakṣmī—I think these are servants existing from ancient times of the doctrine. The doctrine bestows upon embodied souls prosperity which is desired by Indra and the lords of men and snakes, and is to be revered in the three worlds”.
Synonyms: Kalpāṅghripa, Kalpapādapa.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—m The wishing-tree of Indra's heaven.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) one of the trees of heaven or Indra's praradise, fabled to fulfill all desires; आसीत्कल्पतरुच्छायामाश्रिता सुरभिः पथि (āsītkalpatarucchāyāmāśritā surabhiḥ pathi) R.1.75; 17.26; Kumārasambhava 2.39;6.41.
2) a tree supposed to grant all desires; 'wish-yielding tree'; नाबुद्ध कल्पद्रुमतां विहाय जातं तमात्मन्यसिपत्रवृक्षम् (nābuddha kalpadrumatāṃ vihāya jātaṃ tamātmanyasipatravṛkṣam) R.14.48; मृषा न चक्रेऽ- ल्पितकल्पपादपः (mṛṣā na cakre'- lpitakalpapādapaḥ) N.1.15.
3) any productive or bountiful source; निगमकल्पतरोर्गलितं फलम् (nigamakalpatarorgalitaṃ phalam) Bhāgavata 1.1.3.
4) (fig.) a very generous person; सकलार्थिसार्थकल्पद्रुमः (sakalārthisārthakalpadrumaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.
Derivable forms: kalpavṛkṣaḥ (कल्पवृक्षः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kṣaḥ) One of the fabulous trees of Indra'S heaven; a tree which yields whatever may be desired. E. kalpa purpose, and vṛkṣa a tree.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—m. a tree yielding all wishes (cf. kalpataru), [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 63; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 157.
Kalpavṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalpa and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष).—[masculine] = kalpataru.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष):—[=kalpa-vṛkṣa] [from kalpa] m. = -taru, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Kumāra-sambhava vi, 6; Meghadūta; Mṛcchakaṭikā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष):—[kalpa-vṛkṣa] (kṣaḥ) 1. m. One of the fabulous trees of Indra’s heaven.
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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 (even English!). 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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kalpavṛkṣa (कल्पवृक्ष) [Also spelled kalpvraksh]:—(nm) see [kalpa-taru].
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ಕಲ್ಪತರು - [kalpataru -] 1 & 2.
2) [noun] (Jain.) a kind of worship Jaina kings used to perform.
3) [noun] (vīr.) a particular sacred hymn.
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1) [noun] (myth.) a wish-yielding tree of the Heavens.
2) [noun] (fig.) a person who grants to another all that is wished for.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Full-text (+74): Devataru, Manorathadayaka, Kalpapadapa, Kalpadushya, Suradruma, Kalpavrikshalata, Kalpabriksha, Kalpapushpa, Kalpakuja, Kalpataru, Kalpadruma, Pancavriksha, Kalpashakhin, Animesha-anokaha, Kalpavitapin, Kalpalata, Satkalpavriksha, Kalpvraksh, Surashakhin, Kamamdada.
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