Kalpita, Kalpitā: 15 definitions


Kalpita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kalpit.

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kalpitā (कल्पिता, “simile of conceit”) refers to one of the five kinds of upamā, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17. Upamā (‘simile’) is one of the four “figures of speech” (alaṃkāra), used when composing dramatic compositions (kāvya).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kalpita (कल्पित) refers to “prepared”, mentioned in verse 3.34-36 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, [...] (and which is) covered with the shoots and fruit-pendants of mango-trees; (or) on a couch (which is) prepared [viz., kalpita] from tender banana-leaves, white nymphaeas, lotus-fibres, nelumbos, and blue nymphaeas, (and) in which (are found) opening buds and sprouts: (there) one shall sleep at noon when pained by the heat of the sun; or in a bath-house”.

Note: Kalpita (“prepared from”) has been expressed more generally by daṅ ldan-pa (“furnished with”) and rendered dependent on komala in the form of a supine, whereas komala (“tender, soft”) has been connected with talpa instead of kadalī etc.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (shaktism)

Kalpita (कल्पित) refers to “fake (observances)”, according to the 17th century Kaulagajamardana (“crushing the Kaula elephant”) authored by Kāśīnātha or Kṛṣṇānandācala.—Accordingly, [as Īśvara said to Pārvatī]: “Listen, O Pārvatī, I shall give a critique of the Pāṣaṇḍas. Knowing this, a wise man is not defeated by them. Those devoted to fake observances (kalpita-ācāra); those who rebuke the religion of the Vedas; those who have fallen from caste and religious duties; those who have erred and think themselves learned, they are [all] called Pāṣaṇḍas [because] they act contrary to [true] religion. They fall into a terrifying hell until the end of the world. [...]”

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Kalpita (कल्पित) (Cf. Akalpita) refers to “(that which is) discriminated”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (44) Action (karma), which is neither created (akṛta) nor imagined (acintya) and which is thus not discriminated (akalpita), does not have any form (rūpa) or color (varṇa) such as red, blue, and yellow. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalpita (कल्पित).—p (S) Thought, conceived, imagined, fancied, feigned: also contrived, invented, arranged, constructed &c.

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

kalpita (कल्पित).—p Imagined, fancied, contrived, invented.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpita (कल्पित).—a. Arranged, made, fashioned, formed; उत्सृज्य कुसुमशयनं नलिनीदलकल्पितस्तनावरणम् (utsṛjya kusumaśayanaṃ nalinīdalakalpitastanāvaraṇam) Ś.3.21; see क्लृप् (klṛp) caus.

-taḥ An elephant armed or caparisoned for war.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kalpita (कल्पित).—nt. (= kalpa 3, kalpana; also substan-tially = vikalpita 2), (false) fancy, (vain) imagining: Lalitavistara 374.6 (verse) (parikṣīṇā) kalpita-vikalpitāni (dvandva [compound]) ca (certainly noun!); Lalitavistara 178.1 (verse) viparīta-abhūta- kalpitaiḥ, by perverted and false imaginings, parallel with rāgadoṣaiḥ (paridahyate jagat); so better than with Foucaux as adj. modifier of rāgadoṣaiḥ; as ppp., = vi- kalpita, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 281.12 (verse), read (compare WT) anutthitāś cāpi ajāta-dharmā jātā tha bhūtā viparīta-kalpitāḥ, and the states of being that have never originated or been produced are falsely conceived as produced and real; kalpito, imagined, Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1534.7.

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

Kalpita (कल्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Made, fabricated, artificial. 2. Composed, invented. 3. Arranged, put in order. 4. Prepared at once, put together extempore. 5. Brought, conducted. 6. Inferred. m.

(-taḥ) An elephant armed or caparisoned for war. E. kṛp to be able, &c. kta aff.

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

1) Kalpita (कल्पित):—[from kalpa] mfn. made, fabricated, artificial

2) [v.s. ...] composed, invented

3) [v.s. ...] performed, prepared

4) [v.s. ...] assumed, supposed

5) [v.s. ...] inferred

6) [v.s. ...] regulated, well arranged, [Yājñavalkya]

7) [v.s. ...] having a particular rank or order, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti ix, 166]

8) [v.s. ...] caparisoned (as an elephant), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant armed or caparisoned for war, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) Kalpitā (कल्पिता):—[from kalpita > kalpa] f. a kind of allegory, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti iv, 2, 2.]

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

Kalpita (कल्पित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Invented; arranged, prepared; brought. 1. m. An elephant armed and caparisoned for war.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kalpita (कल्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kappiya.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kalpita (कल्पित) [Also spelled kalpit]:—(a) imaginary; virtual; fictitious; —[nāma] nom de plume; —[svarga] cockaigne, cl Doredo.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalpita (ಕಲ್ಪಿತ):—

1) [adjective] existing only in the imagination; fanciful; unreal; assumed; supposed; imagined.

2) [adjective] prepared; arranged.

3) [adjective] formed; fashioned.

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Kalpita (ಕಲ್ಪಿತ):—

1) [noun] an elephant that is armed and prepared for a fight.

2) [noun] a visionary plan or project; a scheme.

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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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