Kilikila, Kilikilā: 4 definitions

Introduction

Kilikila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (K) next»] — Kilikila in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kilikilā (किलिकिला).—The capital of Maunas and Bhūtananda. He and his successors reigned for 106 years. These kings had thirteen sons, known by the common name Bāhlikas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 32-34.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Sanskrit Edition and a Translation of Kambala’s Sādhananidhi, Chapter 8

Kilikilā (किलिकिला) is the name of a deity associated with the syllable “ki” of the Heart Mantra of Heruka (hṛdayamantra): one of the four major mantras in the Cakrasaṃvara tradition, as taught in the eighth chapter of the 9th-century Herukābhidhāna and its commentary, the Sādhananidhi.  The Hṛdaya-mantra consists of twenty-two letters. [...] A practitioner in meditation visualizes that twenty-two deities [viz., Kilikilā] are developed from the twenty-two letters constituting the mantra. Each letter of the mantra is used as the initial letter of each deity’s name except for the first and second deities, who are the chief couple deities and located at the center of the maṇḍala.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kilikila (किलिकिल).—nt., and °lā, f. (compare Sanskrit kilakilā, and kilaki-lāyate, °layati, also Pali kilikilāyati), a loud noise (onoma- topoetic): nt. Mv ii.410.7 °la- (acc. to text in comp.; but read °lā with mss.; perh. fem.), of noises made by the army of Māra, in attacking the Bodhisattva; °lāni Mv iii.312.13, of applause; fem. Mvy 2800; Divy 459.16, of astonishment; Samādh 19.8 of joy, applause; AsP 203.12 (read kilikilā with most mss. for text kila°), of joy, applause. Usually associated or cpd. with hāhākāra and prakṣve- ḍita. See next.

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

1) Kilikila (किलिकिल):—m. [plural] Name of a people, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

2) Kilikilā (किलिकिला):—[from kilikila] f. Name of a town, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xii, 1, 30]

3) [v.s. ...] (= lak) cries expressing joy, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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