Kilaka, aka: Kīlaka; 8 Definition(s)


Kilaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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).—Kīlaka (bond): the little fingers of the Mṛga-śīrṣa hand areinterlocked. Usage: affection, the conversation of lovers.

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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kīlaka (कीलक) refers to a “chanting of a mantra” to serve as a pin of protection. It is used throughout vedic and purāṇic literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Purāṇas
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Kīlaka (कीलक) refers to the forty-second saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native who is born in ‘samvatsara’ of ‘kilaka’ is of medium or average handsomeness (that is, he is neither very much beautiful nor very much ugly), is sweet-spoken, kind hearted, has love for water, has very fat legs, beautiful forehead, is strong and destroyer of his enemies.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year kilaka (2028-2029 AD) will devote himself to divine worship and will be exceedingly fortunate and valiant.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Kīlaka (कीलक) refers to “very weak joint” and represents one of the six types of Saṃhanana (bone-joint karma), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by very weak joint (kīlaka) body-making (nāma) karma? The karmas rise of which cause bone-joints without nails only (loose joints) are called very weak joint body-making karma.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Kīlaka.—(EI 23), a peg [for marking boundaries]. Note: kīlaka 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

Marathi-English dictionary

kīlaka (कीलक).—m n S The pin of a ghiraṭa or jātēṃ (handmill). 2 A pin, bolt, peg, nail, spike gen.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Kīlaka (कीलक).—

1) A wedge or pin.

2) A fence.

3) A pillar, column; see कील (kīla).

-kam Name of the inner syllables of a mantra. सोऽहमिति कीलकम् (so'hamiti kīlakam) Haṃsa Up.2.

Derivable forms: kīlakaḥ (कीलकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kīlaka (कीलक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A piller for cows, &c. to rub themselves against, or one to which they are tied. 2. A pin, a bolt, a wedge. E. kan added to the preceding.

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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