Khalvata, Khalvāṭa: 15 definitions


Khalvata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Khalvat.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट) or Khalbāṭa refers to “one who is bald”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be a Punarbhū, a Svayambhū, a widow’s bastard, or a non-believer, nor irrational, pale, bald (khalvāṭa) or crippled or fat. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., khalvāṭa), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., khalvāṭa) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट) refers to “one who is bald”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is not a Siddha: “He is excessively tall, bald [i.e., khalvāṭa], deformed, short, dwarfish, his nose is ugly or he has black teeth and is wrathful. Some of his limbs are missing and is deceitful, cripple and deformed, foolish, inauspicious, envious, deluded, badly behaved, and violent; without any teacher, he is devoid of the rites, he maligns the Krama without cause, he is not devoted to the Siddhas, he (always) suffers and is without wisdom. He is (always) ill and one should know that he is (always) attached (to worldly objects) and has no scripture. He has no energy and is dull and lazy. Ugly, he lives by cheating and, cruel, he is deluded, and devoid of (any) sense of reality. Such is the characteristic of one who is not accomplished (asiddha) in a past life”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khalvāṭa (खल्वाट).—n S Baldness. 2 attrib. Bald.

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

khalvāṭa (खल्वाट).—n Baldness. khalvāṭō nirdhanaḥ kkacit A bald headed man is rarely a poor man.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट).—a. Bald, bald-headed; खल्वाटो दिवसेश्वरस्य किरणैः संतापितो मस्तके (khalvāṭo divaseśvarasya kiraṇaiḥ saṃtāpito mastake) Bhartṛhari 2.9; Vikr.18.99; Kathāsaritsāgara 61.53.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khalvaṭa (खल्वट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A severe cough.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट).—adj. Baldheaded, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 86.

— Cf. khalati, and [Latin] calvus.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट).—[adjective] bald-headed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Khalvaṭa (खल्वट):—m. a severe cough, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट):—mfn. (= khalliṭa) bald-headed, bald, [Bhartṛhari; Kathāsaritsāgara lxi, 53 and 184.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khalvaṭa (खल्वट):—(ṭaḥ) m. Severe cough.

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

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khallīḍa.

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Khalvata in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khalvāṭa (खल्वाट) [Also spelled khalvat]:—(a) bald; ~[] baldness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khalvāṭa (ಖಲ್ವಾಟ):—[noun] a head having no hair; a completely bald head.

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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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