Katibandha, Kati-bandha, Kaṭibandha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Katibandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

The belt going round the hip is called Kaṭibandha (कटिबन्ध).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Kaṭibandha (कटिबन्ध) refers to a “band that ties together a pair of shorts”, during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Ajaṇṭā paintings give us a clear idea of the costume and jewellery worn by men and women in Vidarbha in the age of the Vākāṭakas. Most of them are shown dressed in a short antarīyaka or lower garment. As it did not cover the knees, it was called ardhoruka. [...]  Women also wore their lower garment in a similar fashion. This is clear from one end of it dangling behind when they are shown seated or standing with the back turned towards others. Some women, however, wore their lower garment in the vikaccha fashion i.e. without the ends of it being tucked up behind. Some men wore a pair of shorts which were tied with a band called kaṭibandha. This kind of lower garment was called caṇḍātaka. From the Harṣacarita we learn that women also used to wear such a caṇḍātaka or underwear inside a long robe or kañcuka.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (K) next»] — Katibandha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṭibandha (कटिबंध).—m (S) pop. kaṭibanda m A girdle, cincture, zone. 2 A zone of the earth.

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kaṭibandha (कटिबंध).—m (S) pop. kaṭibanda m kaṭibandhakavitā f A species of metrical composition,--that in which antithesis, alliteration, rhyme, and other verbal ornaments abound: also a piece of such composition.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kaṭibandha (कटिबंध).—m Agirdle. A zone of the earth. Species of metrical composition.

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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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