Kalyanini, aka: Kalyāṇinī; 1 Definition(s)
Kalyanini 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kalyāṇinī (कल्याणिनी).—The vow of; in later kalpa changed into bhīmadvādaśī after being observed by Bhīmasena, the Pāṇḍava.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 69. 56-7.
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 23 - The vow (vrata) for Prostitutes (veśyā) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 21 - The greatness of Puṣkara and some important vows < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]