Kattiya: 2 definitions


Kattiya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Kattiya (कत्तिय) is the name of an ancient merchant mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “In this city (i.e., Hatthiṇāura), the merchant Gaṃgadatta, master (of a fortune) of seven koṭi gold, renounced the world in the presence of Lord Muṇisuvvaya. The merchant Kattiya, soul of Sohammiṃda (Śakra), (did the same) with a thousand other merchants, out of disgust at having had to serve a monk, under the constraint of the king (Jiyasattu).”.—cf. Kārtika.

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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’.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Glossary of Sinhalese Folk Terms appearing in the Service Tenure Register

Kattiya:—A general term for a festival, but in particular applied to the festival of lights in Nov.-Dec. called Kattimangalaya.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kattiya (कत्तिय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kārttika.

2) Kattiyā (कत्तिया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṛttikā.

3) Kattiyā (कत्तिया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Karttikā.

4) Kattiyā (कत्तिया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kārttikī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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