Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms G-L

Kaitava-dharma – cheating religion.
Kaivalya – the impersonal liberation of merging into the spiritual effulgence emanating from the Lord.
Kajjala – a preparation of lampblack used to darken the edges of the eyelids; kohl.
Kala – a form of the Lord that is an expansion of the Lord's original form.
Kala – time.

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Kala-cakra – the wheel of time.
Kala-sarpa – the snake of time.
Kali – [See:] Durga
Kali, age of-[See:] Kali – yuga.
Kaliya-the many – headed serpent chastised by Lord Krsna for poisoning a section of the Yamuna River.
Kali-yuga (Age of Kali) – the present age, characterized by quarrel. It is last in the cycle of four ages and began five thousand years ago.
Kalki, Lord – the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who, at the end of the last of the four ages, annihilates all the remaining athe ists.
Kalpa – Brahma's daytime, 4,320,000,000 years.
Kama – lust.
Kamadhenu – spiritual cows in the spiritual world who yield unlimited quantities of milk.
Kamandalu – a waterpot carried by [sannyasis].
Kamavasayita – the mystic ability to suppress one's desires.
Kamsa – a demoniac king of the Bhoja dynasty and maternal uncle of Krsna.
Kanistha-adhikari – a neophyte devotee.
Kapha – mucus, one of the three main elements of the body.
Kapila – the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who appeared as the son of Kardama Muni and Devahuti and taught the Krsna conscious S Ankhya philosophy.
Karana Ocean – the corner of the spiritual universe in which Lord Maha-Visnu lies down to create all the material universes.
Karanodakasayi Visnu – Maha-Visnu, the expansion of the Supreme Lord from whom all material universes emanate.
Karatalas – hand cymbals used in [kirtana].
Kardama Muni – the father of Lord Kapila and one of the chief forefathers of the population of the universe.
Karma – material, fruitive activity and its reactions; also, fruitive actions performed in accordance with Vedic injunctions.
Karma-bandha – the bondage of fruitive activities.
Karmatmaka – one whose mind is colored with fruitive activity.
Karma-kanda – the part of the [Vedas] that prescribes modes of action for obtaining material benedictions.
Karma-yoga – the path of God realization through dedicating the fruits of one's work to God..
Karmendriyas – the working senses.
Karmi – one engaged in [karma,] fruitive activity; a materialist.
Karsnas – the members of Lord Krsna's family.
Karttikeya – the younger son of Lord Siva and Parvati. He is the presiding deity of warfare.
Kasyapa – a great saint who was the father of many demigods and also of the Supreme Lord's Vamanadeva incarnation.
Katha Upanisad – one of the 108 Vedic scriptures known as the [upanisads.]
Katyayani – the material energy personified. She is also known as Durga and Kali and by many other names.
Kaumara – the period of childhood before the age of five.
Kaupina – the thick belt and underwear worn by saintly persons.
Kauravas – the descendants of Kuru who fought against the Pandavas in the Battle of Kuruksetra.
Kavi-karnapura Gosvami – a noted sixteenth-century author of Sanskrit poems and plays. He is one of the leading followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Kesava – the Supreme Lord, Krsna, who has fine, black hair.
Kesi – a demon who attacked the inhabitants of Vrndavana in the form of a wild horse. He was killed by Lord Krsna.
Khatvanga – a saintly king who is famous for attaining unalloyed Krsna consciousness just moments before his death.
Kikata-the present state of Gaya, in north – central India.
Kinnaras – minor demigods inhabiting the heavenly planets. They can change their form at will.
Kirtana – the devotional process of chanting the names and glories of the Supreme Lord.
Koti – ten million.