Khatva, aka: Khaṭvā; 4 Definition(s)


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)

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

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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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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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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-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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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