Kalyanagiri, Kalyāṇagiri, Kalyana-giri: 4 definitions


Kalyanagiri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Kalyanagiri in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kalyāṇagiri (कल्याणगिरि) is the name of an elephant, according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly, “... there [at Putrapura] King Prithvīrūpa rested some days, and was entertained by that king, and then he set out from that place. And he mounted his beloved Rūpalatā on the elephant Jayamaṅgala, and he himself mounted an elephant named Kalyāṇagiri”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kalyāṇagiri, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalyanagiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kalyāṇagiri (कल्याणगिरि):—[=kalyāṇa-giri] [from kalyāṇa > kalya] m. ‘mountain of good conduct’, Name of an elephant, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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