Kathana: 17 definitions
Kathana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kathan.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kathana (कथन).—A Rākṣasa living in Sutalam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 22.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Kathana (कथन) refers to “saying something”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “If the teachers who are in the world have little knowledge how can (authentic spiritual) knowledge be protected (from corruption)? (Indeed, such teachers) steal knowledge away. If a disciple disrespects (his) teacher (thinking to himself) ‘I have acquired the essence of (his) knowledge, (it is time to) leave’ (and does so) without saying (kathana) (that he is leaving), the goddesses will block (his development) and make (him) more foolish. [...]”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kathana : (nt.) talk; conversation. || kathāna (nt.), a high numeral with 127 cyphers.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kathana, (nt.) (fr. kath, see katheti) 1. conversing, talking J. I, 299; III, 459; VI, 340.—2. telling i.e. answering, solving (a question) J. V, 66 (pañha°). -3. preaching DhA. I, 7.—4. reciting, narrating KAcc. 130. Cp. kathita.—akathana not talking or telling J. I, 420; VI, 424; not speaking fr. anger J. IV, 108; DhA. I, 440.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kaṭhaṇa (कठण).—n See kaṭavaṇī n.
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kaṭhāṇa (कठाण).—n or kaṭhāṇamaṭhāṇa n Pulse or legumes gen. See kāṭhaṇa.
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kathana (कथन).—n (S) Saying, narrating, relating, telling.
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kāṭhaṇa (काठण).—n (kāṣṭa Wood, dāṇā Grain. Grain produced on stalks.) Pulse or legumes gen. By some the term is not applied to the rabī crops, and, hence, not to harabharā, vāṭāṇā, masūra, lākha &c.
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kāṭhāṇa (काठाण).—n Pulse or legumes gen. See kāṭhaṇa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kathana (कथन).—n Saying, narrating.
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kāṭhaṇa (काठण).—n Pulse or legumes.
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kāṭhāṇa (काठाण).—n Pulse or legumes.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kathana (कथन).—a. Telling, talkative.
-nam Narration, relation, description.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Talkative. n.
(-naṃ) Saying, narrating, relating. E. katha to say, &c. yuc or lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathana (कथन).—[kath + ana], n. Relating, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 54.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathana (कथन).—[adjective] telling, tale, story.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kathana (कथन):—[from kath] mfn. telling, talkative, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of telling, narration, relating, informing, [Suśruta; Bhartṛhari; Pañcatantra etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathana (कथन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Saying. a. (naḥ-nā-naṃ)Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kathana (कथन) [Also spelled kathan]:—(nm) saying, statement, utterance; speech.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kathana (ಕಥನ):—[noun] narration a) the act or process of narrating; the telling of a story or of happenings; b) a story or account; a narrative.
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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Full-text (+702): Kahana, Anukathana, Prakathanam, Mushtikakathana, Yuktikathana, Adhivacana, Shukranitisara, Videhamukti, Manakathana, Anyatha, Avikathana, Bollaa, Nivvarana, Pancalivivahakathana, Nakshatradevatakathana, Vajjarana, Manmana, Matsyavatarakathana, Parashuramavatarakathana, Pitrigitakathana.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
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