Kalusa, Kalusha: 21 definitions

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Kalusa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Kalush.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kaluṣa (कलुष):—[kaluṣaḥ] Turbid

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kaluṣa (कलुष) refers to “disturbed” (waters), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The dark spots, also known as ketus, the sons of Rāhu are Tāmasa, Kīlaka and the like, and are 33 in number. How they affect the earth depends upon their color, position and shape. [...] When the spots appear on the solar disc the waters will get disturbed [i.e., kaluṣa]; the sky will be filled with dust; high winds capable of breaking down the tops of mountains and of trees, will carry pebbles and sand along their course”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kaluṣa (कलुष) refers to “impurities”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The sacred seat) Oṃkāra is in the centre. It is white and is the supreme energy. Oḍikā, (the goddess who resides here) is the mother Carcikā (of this seat). [...] The gesture is Kārālyā and it sustains the Krama that is supreme (transcendent) and inferior (immanent) and the Samayā Raudra. The current is that of the Aged, the mother is Maṅgalā who removes the impurity of the Age of Strife [i.e., kali-kaluṣa-harā]. (This), the First Seat, is Śivahood. (This) is the sacred seat of the Rudra called Ucchuṣma. It is endowed with the most excellent Vaṭuka and the guardian of the field is called Vara. I praise the first sacred seat, the abode of many qualities, divided into sixteen divisions”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kaluṣa (कलुष) [=kaluṣī?] refers to “dirty”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “If, by chance, this body is cleaned by the waters of the ocean then, being cleaned, in an instant it contaminates [com.—it makes dirty (kaluṣīkaroti)] even those [waters] also. If this body were not covered with skin, then who would be able to protect [it] from flies, worms and crows?”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kalusa : (nt.) 1. sin; 2. impurity. (adj.),1. impure; 2. dirty.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kalusa, (cp. Sk. kaluṣa) muddy, dirty, impure; in °bhāva the state of being turbid, impure, obscured (of the mind) DA. I, 275. (Page 199)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaluṣa (कलुष).—n S Sin.

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kaluṣa (कलुष).—a S Turbid, muddy, foul, lit. fig.

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

kaluṣa (कलुष).—n Sin. a Foul, muddy. kaluṣita p Muddied.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaluṣa (कलुष).—a. [kal-uṣac Uṇādi-sūtra 4.75]

1) Turbid, dirty, muddy, foul; गङ्गारोधःपतनकलुषा गृह्णतीव प्रसादम् (gaṅgārodhaḥpatanakaluṣā gṛhṇatīva prasādam) V.1.9; Kirātārjunīya 8.32; Ghat.13;

2) Choked, hoarse, husky; कण्ठः स्तम्भितबाष्प- वृत्तिकलुषः (kaṇṭhaḥ stambhitabāṣpa- vṛttikaluṣaḥ) Ś.4.6.

3) Bedimmed; full of; Ś.6.9.

4) Angry, displeased, excited; Uttararāmacarita 3.13; भावावबोधकलुषा दयितेव रात्रौ (bhāvāvabodhakaluṣā dayiteva rātrau) R.5.64 (Malli. takes kaluṣa to mean 'unable', 'incompetent').

5) Wicked, sinful, bad.

6) Cruel, censurable; त्वां प्रत्यकस्मात्कलुषप्रवृत्तौ (tvāṃ pratyakasmātkaluṣapravṛttau) R.14.73.

7) Dark, opaque.

8) Idle, lazy.

9) Perverted; °भूतायां वुद्धौ (bhūtāyāṃ vuddhau) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.185; कालुष्यमुपयाति बुद्धिः (kāluṣyamupayāti buddhiḥ) &c.

-ṣaḥ A buffalo.

-ṣam 1 Dirt filth, mud; विगतकलुषमम्भः (vigatakaluṣamambhaḥ) Ṛtusaṃhāra 3.22.

2) Sin; कलुषेणाद्य महता मेदिनी परिमुच्यताम् (kaluṣeṇādya mahatā medinī parimucyatām) Rām.2.96.27.

3) Wrath.

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

Kāluṣa (कालुष).—(°-), either = Sanskrit kāluṣya, turbidity, or perhaps error for kaluṣa, turbid: Gaṇḍavyūha 327.13 īrṣyā-mātsarya-māyā- śāṭhya-kāluṣāśayaḥ

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

Kaluṣa (कलुष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) 1. Turbid, foul, muddy. 2. Wicked, bad. mf. (-ṣaḥ-ṣī) A buffalo. n.

(-ṣaṃ) 1. Sin. 2. Wrath. E. kal to go, &c. uṣan Unadi aff.

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

Kaluṣa (कलुष).— (cf. kalaṅka and kalmaṣa), I. adj., f. ṣā. 1. Turbid, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 8. 2. Impure, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 57. 3. Choked, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 81. 4. Unable, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 64. Ii. n. 1. Dirt, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 3, 22. 2. Impurity, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 97, 27.

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

Kaluṣa (कलुष).—[adjective] unclean, muddy, turbid (lit. & [figuratively]); [neuter] dirt, stain, blemish.

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

1) Kaluṣa (कलुष):—mf(ā)n. (√3. kal, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 75]), turbid, foul, muddy, impure, dirty ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Manu-smṛti; Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) hoarse (as the voice), [Śakuntalā]

3) (ifc.) unable, not equal to, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 64]

4) m. a buffalo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) a sort of snake, [Suśruta]

6) Kaluṣā (कलुषा):—[from kaluṣa] f. the female of a buffalo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Kaluṣa (कलुष):—n. foulness, turbidness, dirt, impurity ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

8) sin, wrath, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaluṣa (कलुष):—(ṣaṃ) 1. n. Sin. a. Turbid, foul.

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

Kaluṣa (कलुष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kalusa.

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Kalusa in German

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kaluṣa (कलुष) [Also spelled kalush]:—(nm) turbidity, impurity; sin; (a) turbid, impure; sinful, wicked.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kalusa (कलुस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaluṣa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaluṣa (ಕಲುಷ):—

1) [adjective] muddy or cloudy from having the sediment stirred up.

2) [adjective] filled with anger; disturbed by a strong feeling; excited.

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Kaluṣa (ಕಲುಷ):—

1) [noun] sediment stirred up (in a liquid); dirt; any soiling matter.

2) [noun] any one of the emotions, as anger, hate, grief, disappointment.

3) [noun] a moral or religious blemish.

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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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