Khalabuddhi, Khala-buddhi: 1 definition


Khalabuddhi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Khalabuddhi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Khalabuddhi (खलबुद्धि) refers to “wicked intellect”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.39.—Accordingly, as Dadhīca said to Viṣṇu:—“[...] O lord of Devas, O Viṣṇu, thanks to the grace of Śiva, the past, future and present, everything in the three periods of time is known to me. I know you to be Viṣṇu, O observer of good rites, leave off your disguise of brahminhood. You have been propitiated by king Kṣuva of wicked intellect (khalabuddhi)”.

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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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