Kalyanaka, Kalyāṇaka, Kālyāṇaka: 7 definitions


Kalyanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kalyāṇaka.—(HA), a chief auspicious event in the life of a Tīrthaṅkara, there being five such events, viz. cyavana or des- cent from heaven, janma or birth, dīkṣā or initiation as monk, jñāna or attainment of kevala-jñāna, and mokṣa or nirvāṇa, i. e. death which means freedom from the last bondage in the life of a Jina. See kalyāṇikā. Note: kalyāṇaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kalyāṇaka, (adj.) (fr. last) good, virtuous DA. I, 226; DhsA. 32. (Page 200)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalyāṇaka (कल्याणक).—a. (-ṇikā f.) Auspicious, prosperous, blessed.

-ṇikā Red arsenic.

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Kālyāṇaka (काल्याणक).—Auspiciousness.

Derivable forms: kālyāṇakam (काल्याणकम्).

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

Kalyāṇaka (कल्याणक).—[kalyāṇa + ka], adj., f. ṇikā. 1. Prosperous, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 23, 7. 2. Useful, excellent, [Suśruta] 2, 285, 3.

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

1) Kalyāṇaka (कल्याणक):—[from kalya] mf(ikā)n. auspicious, prosperous, happy

2) [v.s. ...] efficacious

3) Kālyāṇaka (काल्याणक):—n. the state of being kalyāṇa (q.v.) [gana] manojñādi.

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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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