Kalyanakaraka, Kalyāṇakāraka: 4 definitions


Kalyanakaraka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Kalyāṇakāraka (कल्याणकारक) refers to the “producer of virtue”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “The Bhagavān was dwelling in the great city of Vārāṇasī. Providing great benefits he was teaching the Dharma to beings, namely the producer of virtue (kalyāṇakāraka), fulfilling all hopes and wishes. [He was] in an assembly-gathering, with a great assembly of Nāgas lead by Takṣaka. With a great assembly of Devas and humans”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalyanakaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kalyāṇakāraka (कल्याणकारक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. by Ugrādityācārya, a Jaina. Burnell. 66^a. Rice. 318.

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

1) Kalyāṇakāraka (कल्याणकारक):—[=kalyāṇa-kāraka] [from kalyāṇa > kalya] mfn. idem, [Yājñavalkya ii, 156]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Jaina work by Ugrādityācārya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalyanakaraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalyāṇakāraka (ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಕಾರಕ):—[adjective] that is auspicious; that brings welfare.

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Kalyāṇakāraka (ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಕಾರಕ):—

1) [noun] that which brings welfare or is auspicious.

2) [noun] an old Kannaḍa treatise on medicine.

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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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