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.
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: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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).
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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
(-ṭvā) 1. A bedstead, a cot, a couch. 2. A hammock, a swing E. khaṭṭ to hide, Unadi affix kanSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. What is fulfilling the wishes? < [Part 2 - Fulfilling the wishes of all beings]
III. Material benefits granted by the Bodhisattva < [Part 2 - Fulfilling the wishes of all beings]
Bhūmi 9: the ground of good wisdom (sādhumatī) < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Gautama Dharmasūtra (by Gautama)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)