Agnikunda, Agnikuṇḍa, Agnikuṇḍā, Agnikumda: 11 definitions
Agnikunda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुण्ड) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Agnikuṇḍa) various roles suitable to them.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुण्ड).—The fire pot from which Śiva appeared to Dakṣa.1 Rise of Tilottamā from Brahmā's agnikuṇḍa.2
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Agnikuṇḍā (अग्निकुण्डा) is the wife of the Brāhman Viśvabhūti, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.8 [The abandonment of Sītā] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, as Muni Deśabhūṣaṇa narrated to Rāma: “[...] Candrodaya and Sūrodaya, sons of kings Prahlādana and Suprabha, wandered through existence for a long time. In Gajapura, Sūrodaya became the son, Śrutirati, of a Brāhman, Viśvabhūti, by his wife Agnikuṇḍā. [...]”.
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.
India history and geography
Agni-kuṇḍa.—(CII 4), fire-pit; an emblem of the worship of the Fire or Sun. Note: agni-kuṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुंड).—n (S) A hole in the ground, or an enclosed space on the surface, or a metal square-mouthed vessel, for receiving and preserving consecrated fire.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुंड).—n A hole in the ground for receiving and preserving consecrated fire.
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.
1) Agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुण्ड):—[=agni-kuṇḍa] [from agni] n. a pan with live coals, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] a hole or enclosed space for the consecrated fire, [Kathāsaritsāgara]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnikuṇḍa (अग्निकुण्ड):—[tatpurusha compound] n.
(-ṇḍam) A hole in the ground or an enclosed space on the surface for receiving and preserving consecrated fire. E. agni and kuṇḍa.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] a vessel or a hallow place in the ground for preserving sacrificial fire or a hollow in the ground for ordinary house-hold fire.
2) [noun] the Bull, a constellation coinciding with its sign in the Zodiac; the Taurus.
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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Starts with: Agnikundama.
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