Kalyani, Kalyāṇī, Kalyāṇin, Kalyāṇi, Kalyānī, Kalyanin: 28 definitions


Kalyani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology, Tamil. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी).—A female follower of Skandadeva. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 6).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kalyāṇi (कल्याणि) refers to a “benevolent lady” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Pārvatī: “[...] O daughter of the mountain, I will not go up to Himavat your father. I will not become a mendicant and beg of him for you. O daughter of the lord of mountains, even a weighty person endowed with great qualities, even a noble soul, is considered base immediately after uttering the words—‘Please give me’. O benevolent lady (kalyāṇī), after knowing this what is it that you say is our duty? Gentle lady, do as you wish”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी).—The wife of Dhara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 5. 24.

1b) The goddess enshrined at Malaya hill: a follower of Māyā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 36; 179. 70.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.7). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kalyāṇī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: academia.edu: Tithikarmaguṇa in Gārgīyajyotiṣa

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी).—Accordingly to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā , “(41) The Full Moon is Kalyāṇī. One should engage in duties for the gods, acts for the Brahmans and kindle the sacrificial fire. One should devote to the sounds of the cattle. (42) One should appoint Purohitas and perform various rites for the kings. Auspicious acts should be performed. One should know Soma as the deity”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी) is another name for Māṣaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Teramnus labialis from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.30-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kalyāṇī and Māṣaparṇī, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्) refers to a “fair lady”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 1.30-35ab.—Accordingly, “O fair lady (kalyāṇin), what you are asking about, namely, the most excellent of them all is that special (realisation) that is accomplished by the Command in the Kula tradition. It is the teaching that has come down (to earth and is based on) six authorities. It is characterized by the (presence of a true) teacher and god and has come down through the transmission of the tradition by the sequence of teachers and disciples”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी) refers to one of the nine Goddess to be worshiped as part of the Navarātra Tantric ritual (an autumnal festival of the warrior goddess Caṇḍikā).—From Pratipat to Navamī: daily worship by the king of nine maidens (kumārīpūjā) as nine goddesses, Kumārī, Trimūrti/Trimurtinī, Kalyāṇī, Rohiṇī, Kālikā, Caṇḍikā, Śāmbhavī, Durgā, Bhadrā.—Various 14th century sources refer to rituals involving the worship of Kalyāṇī, for example: Caturvargacintāmaṇi, Sāmrājyalakṣmīpīṭhikā, Puruṣārthacintāmaṇi, accounts of ceremonies in Śivagaṅgai and Ramnad, Tamil Nadu (Price 1996), Portuguese traveler accounts from the Vijayanagara Empire (Stein 1983).

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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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name of a river and of the district near its mouth in Ceylon. The Buddha visited the Kalyani country in the eighth year after the Enlightenment, in company with five hundred monks, on the second day after the full moon of Vesakha and, seated on the spot where the Kalyani Cetiya was later built, he preached to the Nagas and their king Maniakkhika, at whose invitation he had come (Sp.i.89; Mhv.i.63, 75ff; Dpv.ii.42, 53; J.ii.128).

Once a king reigned in Kalyani named Kalyani Tissa, who had a daughter Viharamahadevi. According to the legends connected with her, Kalyani was at one time much further from the sea than it is now. The sea swallowed up several leagues of land (Mhv.xxii.12ff). King Yatthala Tissa built a five storied pasada in the town, which was later restored by Parakkamabahu II (Cv.lxxxv.64).

The Kalyani district formed the fighting base of several campaigns. E.g., Cv.lxi.35, 39; lxxii.151.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kalyāṇī.—(EI 8), a square pond. Note: kalyāṇī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Kalyāṇi (कल्याणि) is the name of a river as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kalyāṇi is a river in Ceylon. It is modern Kaelani-Gaṅgā.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kalyani [कल्याणी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Teramnus mollis Benth. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Teramnus labialis var. mollis, Glycine mollis. For the possible medicinal usage of kalyani, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kalyani in India is the name of a plant defined with Senna alexandrina in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia acutifolia Delile (among others).

2) Kalyani is also identified with Teramnus labialis It has the synonym Kennedya arabica Benth. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Western Folklore (1947)
· Linnaea (1840)
· Journal of the Linnean Society Bot. (1865)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)
· Hortus Mauritianus (1837)
· Hooker’s Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany (1851)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kalyani, for example side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kalyāṇī : (f.) 1. a beautiful woman; 2. name of a river and a town in Ceylon.

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

Kalyāṇin, (adj.) (fr. kalyāṇa) (a) beautiful, handsome Vv IV. 5;— (b) auspicious, lucky, good, proper J. V, 124; Ud. 59;— (c) f. (cp. —ī Vedic kalyāṇī) a beautiful woman, a belle, usually in janapada° D. I, 193=M. II, 40; S. II, 234; J. I, 394; V, 154. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalyāṇī (कल्याणी).—f S The name of the seventh astrological karaṇa. 2 (Because made at Callian.) A description of vessel.

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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

Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्).—a. (- f.)

1) Happy, prosperous.

2) Lucky, fortunate, blessed.

3) Propitious, auspicious. कल्याणिनी भवतु मौक्तिकशुक्तिमाला (kalyāṇinī bhavatu mauktikaśuktimālā) Udb. (-) A kind of plant (Mar. rānauḍīda).

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

Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्).—i. e. kalyāṇa + in, adj. f. , Blessed, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 20.

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

1) Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी):—[from kalyāṇa > kalya] a f. a cow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the plant Glycine Debilis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] red arsenic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a particular Rāgiṇī

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Dākṣāyaṇī in Malaya

6) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the mothers attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2625]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a city in the Dekhan and of one in Ceylon

8) [v.s. ...] a river in Ceylon

9) [from kalya] b in [compound] [gana] priyādi.

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

1) Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्):—[from kalya] mfn. happy, lucky, auspicious, prosperous

2) [v.s. ...] illustrious

3) [v.s. ...] virtuous, good, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्):—[(ṇī-ṇinī-ṇi) a.] Happy.

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

Kalyāṇin (कल्याणिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kallāṇi.

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

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kallāṇī.

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Kalyani 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalyāṇi (ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ):—

1) [adjective] bringing or likely to bring good, happiness or luck; auspicious; favourable; lucky.

2) [adjective] enjoying great happiness; blessed.

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Kalyāṇi (ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who brings or causes happiness, goodluck or blessedness.

2) [noun] any of the Goddesses Sarasvati, Lakṣmi, Pārvati.

3) [noun] a square pond, with steps from all the sides, esp. in the premises of a temple or at a holy place.

4) [noun] a lucky woman.

5) [noun] (mus.) one of the major and main modes in Karnāṭaka system.

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Kalyāṇi (ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ):—[noun] = ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಬಾಳೆ [kalyanabale].

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kalyāṇī (कल्याणी):—adj. fem. 1. virtuous; 2. happy; lucky; 3. beautiful; appealing; charming; elegant;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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