Khatva, Khaṭvā: 12 definitions



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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-four combined Hands).—Khaṭvā (bed): the thumbs and forefingers of two Catura handsare left free. Usage: bed, etc.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khaṭvā (खट्वा) (Cf. Upālambhī) refers to a “bedstead”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The man of knowledge should mark the sacred fields located in the towns. Thus (this) category has been explained externally; now listen (to how it is) in the home. Prayāga is in the middle (of the house). Varuṇā is present in the door. Kollāpura is in the scissors. The stove is Aṭṭahāsaka. One should know that the threshing floor is Jayantī and Caritra is the mortar (in which grain is cleaned or threshed). The winnowing fan is said to be Ekāmraka and Devikoṭa is the grinding stone. (Thus there are) the dish (used to cover water jars), the bedstead [i.e., upālambhī], mortar (muśala), threshold, stove, winnowing fan and grinding stone. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Khaṭvā.—cf. a-kūra-chullaka-vināśi-khaṭv-āvāsa (IE 8-5); a cot which the villagers were obliged to provide for a touring officer of the king. Note: khaṭvā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khaṭvā (खट्वा).—[khaṭ-kkun; cf. Uṇ.1.15]

1) A bed-stead, couch, cot; सहखट्वासनं चैव सर्वं संग्रहणं स्मृतम् (sahakhaṭvāsanaṃ caiva sarvaṃ saṃgrahaṇaṃ smṛtam) Ms.8.357.

2) A swing, hammock.

3) A kind of bandage.

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

Khaṭvā (खट्वा).—f.

(-ṭvā) 1. A bedstead, a cot, a couch. 2. A hammock, a swing E. khaṭṭ to hide, Unadi affix kan

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

Khaṭvā (खट्वा).—f. A bedstead, [Pañcatantra] 187, 5.

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

Khaṭvā (खट्वा).—[feminine] bedstead, couch.

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

1) Khaṭvā (खट्वा):—[from khaṭvakā] f. a bedstead, couch, cot, [Kauśika-sūtra; Manu-smṛti viii, 357 etc.] (khatvāṃ samārūḍha, lying on the sick-bed, [Mahābhārata v, 1474=xii, 10599])

2) [v.s. ...] a swing, hammock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of bandage, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant (kola-śimbī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Khaṭvā (खट्वा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khaṭṭā.

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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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