Shvetakalpa, Śvetakalpa: 2 definitions

Introduction

Shvetakalpa means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Śvetakalpa can be transliterated into English as Svetakalpa or Shvetakalpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śvetakalpa (श्वेतकल्प).—The first kalpa; explained in the vāyavya purāṇa;1 Dharmavṛtā performed tapas in and became turned to a stone;2 Vārāha in;3 Śiva takes the avatār of Sadyojāta, all white, when Gāyatrī also is born with him.4

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 290. 3; 53. 18.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 107. 6.
  • 3) Ib. 105. 7; 106. 32; 109. 35.
  • 4) Ib. 23. 63.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shvetakalpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śvetakalpa (श्वेतकल्प):—[=śveta-kalpa] [from śveta > śvit] m. a [particular] Kalpa or world-period, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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