Kishora, Kiśora: 17 definitions

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Kishora means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kiśora can be transliterated into English as Kisora or Kishora, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kishor.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kiśora (किशोर).—A Dānava who took part in the Tārakāmaya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 173. 21; 177. 7.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Kiśora (किशोर) or Kiśorī refers to:—An adolescent boy (girl). (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Kiśora (किशोर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Kiśora] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kiśōra (किशोर).—m S A youth or lad, a male from his birth to the end of his fifteenth year; a minor in law.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kiśōra (किशोर).—m A youth, lad; a minor in law.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiśora (किशोर).—[Uṇādi-sūtra 1.65]

1) A colt, cub, the young of any animal; केसरिकिशोरः (kesarikiśoraḥ) &c. ततः किशोरा म्रियन्ते (tataḥ kiśorā mriyante) Av.12. 4.7.

2) A youth, lad, a boy below fifteen, a minor in law (aprāptavyavahāraḥ); न बालो न किशोरस्त्वं बलश्च बलिनां वरः (na bālo na kiśorastvaṃ balaśca balināṃ varaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.43.39.

3) The sun.

-rī 1 A young one of any animal (as horse), mare; उद्दामेव किशोरी नियतिः खलु प्रत्येषितुं याति (uddāmeva kiśorī niyatiḥ khalu pratyeṣituṃ yāti) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.19.

2) A maiden, a young woman.

3) A daughter; भजामस्त्वां गौरीं नगपतिकिशोरीमविरतम् (bhajāmastvāṃ gaurīṃ nagapatikiśorīmaviratam) Sundaralaharī.

Derivable forms: kiśoraḥ (किशोरः).

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

Kiśora (किशोर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Young, infantine. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A colt. 2. The sun. 3. Benjamin, (Styrax benzoin.) 4. A youth, a lad, one from his birth to the end of his fifteenth year: a minor in law ajātavyavahāraḥ becoming, after his fifteenth year, subject to suits at law or jātavyavahāra E. kim what, used contemptuously, śa to go, and oran Unadi affix; also kan added kiśorakaḥ.

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

Kiśora (किशोर).—m. and f. . 1. A solt, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 40, 39; 5, 26, 21. 2. A youth [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 12, 20; 24, 11. 3. m. The name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 2439.

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

Kiśora (किशोर).—[masculine] ī [feminine] colt; young animal i.[grammar], also lad, lass.

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

1) Kiśora (किशोर):—m. a colt, [Atharva-veda xii, 4, 7; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) a youth, lad, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Benjamin or Styrax Benzoin (= taila-parṇy-oṣadhi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Kiśora (किशोर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A colt; the sun; Benzoin. a. Young.

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

Kiśora (किशोर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kisora.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kiśora (किशोर) [Also spelled kishor]:—(a) adolescent; youthful; —[avasthā] adolescent age; ~[] adolescence; youthfulness; hence [kiśorī] (nf).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kisora (किसोर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kiśora.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kiśōra (ಕಿಶೋರ):—[adjective] being in the first or an early stage of life; young; not matured.

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Kiśōra (ಕಿಶೋರ):—

1) [noun] a young male lion, tiger, deer, horse, etc.

2) [noun] a boy from birth to the age of 15 years.

3) [noun] a very small northern constellation near the celestial equator and Pegasus; the Equuleus.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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