Kashyapi, Kāśyapi, Kāśyapī: 12 definitions
Kashyapi 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.
The Sanskrit terms Kāśyapi and Kāśyapī can be transliterated into English as Kasyapi or Kashyapi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kāśyapī (काश्यपी).—(Earth). The earth came to be known as Kāśyapī as it had been given as a gift to Kaśyapa by Paraśurāma.
"The whole of the earth was given to Kaśyapa and thus it came to be called Kāśyapī". (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 89).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kāśyapi (काश्यपि).—Ārṣeya pravara of the Bhārgavas.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 37.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Kāśyapī (काश्यपी) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Kāśyapī], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
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.
Kāśyapi (काश्यपि) refers to another name for Garuḍa, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.91.
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’.
Languages of India and abroad
Kāśyapi (काश्यपि).—An epithet of Garuḍa and of Aruṇa.
Derivable forms: kāśyapiḥ (काश्यपिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-piḥ) 1. A name of Aruna. 2. A name of Garuda the bird of Vishnu. E. kaśyapa the saint, and iñ affix of descent, being both sons of Kasyapa. f. (-pī) The earth. E. As before: alluding to a legend from the Puranas, in which Parasurama, after the destruction of the Kshetriya race, and performance of an Aswamedha, presented the sovereignty of the world to his Guru, Kasyara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāśyapī (काश्यपी):—[from kāśyapa] a f. a female descendant of Kaśyapa, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] the earth (according to a legend of the Purāṇas, Paraśu-rāma, after the destruction of the Kṣatriya race and the performance of an Aśvamedha sacrifice, presented the sovereignty of the earth to Kaśyapa), [Mahābhārata viii, 3164; Harṣacarita]
3) Kāśyapi (काश्यपि):—[from kāśyapa] m. idem
4) [v.s. ...] Name of Tārkṣya, [Kathāsaritsāgara xc, 110]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of Aruṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Kāśyapī (काश्यपी):—[from kāśyapa] b (f. of kāśyapa q.v.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāśyapi (काश्यपि):—(piḥ) 2. m. Arjuna; Garuḍa. f. (pī) The earth.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kāśyapī (काश्यपी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kāsavī.
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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.
1) [noun] a son of the sage Kaśyapa.
2) [noun] Aruṇa, the mythological charioteer of the Sun-God.
3) [noun] Garuḍa, the king of birds and vehicle of Viṣṇu.
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Kāśyapi (ಕಾಶ್ಯಪಿ):—[noun] the earth.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kashyapibalakyamathariputra, Kashyapibhuj, Kashyapim Laganem, Kashyapin, Kashyapivritti, Kashyapiya.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.17.14 < [Chapter 17 - The Gopis Describe Their Remembrance of Sri Krsna]
Verse 5.17.11 < [Chapter 17 - The Gopis Describe Their Remembrance of Sri Krsna]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Belief in the presence of evil spirits < [Chapter 4 - Cultural Aspects]
Earth and its aspects < [Chapter 5 - Aspects of Nature]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 172 - Nīlakaṇṭha-tīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 164 - Kaśyapa-tīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 70 - The Vow of Nadī-trirātra < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 3 - On patriarchs < [Chapter 5]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 35 - Ruins of Dharmāraṇya Repaired < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 267 - Importance of Tulāpuruṣadāna (Tulāpuruṣa-dāna) < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 36 - Hanumān Makes His Appearance < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)