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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.
Kalä a form of the Lord that is an expansion of the Lord's original form.
Käla time.
Käla-cakra the wheel of time.
Käla-sarpa the snake of time.
Kälé [See:] Durgä
Kali, age of [See:] Kali-yuga.
Käliya the many-headed serpent chastised by Lord Kåñëa for poisoning a section of the Yamunä 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 Brahmä's daytime, 4,320,000,000 years.
Käma lust.
Kämadhenu spiritual cows in the spiritual world who yield unlimited quantities of milk.
Kamaëòalu a waterpot carried by [sannyäsés].
Kämävasäyitä the mystic ability to suppress one's desires.
Kaàsa a demoniac king of the Bhoja dynasty and maternal uncle of Kåñëa.
Kaniñöha-adhikäré 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 Devahüti and taught the Kåñëa conscious S Aìkhya philosophy.
Käraëa Ocean the corner of the spiritual universe in which Lord Mahä-Viñëu lies down to create all the material universes.
Käraëodakaçäyé Viñëu Mahä-Viñëu, the expansion of the Supreme Lord from whom all material universes emanate.
Karatälas hand cymbals used in [kértana].
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.
Karmätmaka one whose mind is colored with fruitive activity.
Karma-käëòa 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.
Karmé one engaged in [karma,] fruitive activity; a materialist.
Kärñëas the members of Lord Kåñëa's family.
Kärttikeya the younger son of Lord Çiva and Pärvaté. He is the presiding deity of warfare.
Kaçyapa a great saint who was the father of many demigods and also of the Supreme Lord's Vämanadeva incarnation.
Kaöha Upaniñad one of the 108 Vedic scriptures known as the [üpaniñads.]
Kätyäyané the material energy personified. She is also known as Durgä and Kälé and by many other names.
Kaumära the period of childhood before the age of five.
Kaupéna the thick belt and underwear worn by saintly persons.
Kauravas the descendants of Kuru who fought against the Päëòavas in the Battle of Kurukñetra.
Kavi-karëapüra Gosvämé a noted sixteenth-century author of Sanskrit poems and plays. He is one of the leading followers of Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu.
Keçava the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, who has fine, black hair.
Keçé a demon who attacked the inhabitants of Våndävana in the form of a wild horse. He was killed by Lord Kåñëa.
Khaöväëga a saintly king who is famous for attaining unalloyed Kåñëa consciousness just moments before his death.
Kikaöa the present state of Gaya , in north-central India .
Kinnaras minor demigods inhabiting the heavenly planets. They can change their form at will.
Kértana the devotional process of chanting the names and glories of the Supreme Lord.
Koöi ten million.
Kratu one of the seven great sages who were born directly from Lord Brahmä.
Kriyä-vidhäna a scripture containing injunctions for Vedic rituals.
Krodha anger.
Kåpaëa a miserly man who wastes his life by not striving for spiritual realization.
Kåpä-siddhi perfection attained simply by the blessings of a great devotee or transcendentalist.
Kåñëa the original, two-armed form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Kåñëadäsa Kaviräja the great Vaiñëava spiritual master who recorded the biography and teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu in h is [Caitanya-caritämåta].
Kåñëa Dvaipäyana Vedavyäsa. [See:] Vyäsadeva.
Kåñëa-kathä discussions by or about the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa.
Kåñëa-kértana the chanting of Kåñëa's name and pastimes.
Kåñëa-lélä the transcendental pastimes of Lord Kåñëa.
Kåñëaloka [See:] Goloka Våndävana
Kåñëa-prasädam [See: Prasädam].
Kåta-yuga Satya-yuga.
Kñatriya a warrior or administrator; the second Vedic social order.
Kñattä [See: ]Vidura.
Kñérodakaçäyé Viñëu the expansion of the Supreme Lord who enters the heart of every living being as the Supersoul.
Kulaçekhara a great devotee-king of South India and the author of [àukunda-mälä-stotra,] prayers to Lord Kåñëa.
Kumäras four learned ascetic sons of Lord Brahmä appearing eternally as children.
Kuìkuma a red cosmetic powder.
Kunté an aunt of Lord Kåñëa and the mother of the Päëòavas.
Kuraré (kurara) a type of osprey.
Kürma the Supreme Lord's incarnation as a tortoise.
Kuru the founder of the dynasty in which the Päëòavas, as well as their archrivals, the sons of Dhåtaräñöra, took birth.
Kurus the descendants of Kuru, especially the sons of Dhåtaräñöra, who were enemies of the Päëòavas.
Kuça an auspicious grass used in Vedic rituals.
Kurukñetra a place of pilgrimage held sacred since ancient times and the site of a great war fought five thousand years ago; located near New Delhi, India.
Kurukñetra battle a great battle resulting in the victory of the Päëòavas over the Kurus. Just prior to it, Kåñëa spoke [Bhagavad-gétä.]
Kuöécaka the first stage of the [sannyäsa] order. The [kuöécaka] lives in a hut nearby his village, and his family brings him food.
Kuvera the treasurer of the demigods and father of Nalaküvara and Maëigréva.

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