Cudakarma, aka: Cūḍākarma, Cuda-karma, Cūḍakarma; 4 Definition(s)
Cudakarma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chudakarma.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Cūḍākarma (चूडाकर्म):—This is the ceremony performed for the cutting of the hair of child for the first time. According to Manusaṃhitā, the rite of tonsure is compulsory for all the children of twice born class. Purpose of the rite is to obtain virtue. It is performed in the age of first or third years as ordained by the Śruti.
We find various terms for this rite in the law book. These are cauḍa, cūḍākarma, cūḍākaraṇa. The word cūḍā means śikhā. By this ceremony the child keeps śikhā or lock or tuft of hair. Manu, though silent on the word śikhā, has used the term cūḍākarma to mean the ceremony. Here the use of the cūḍā by our lawgiver is suggestive of the practice of the same in the said rite.Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Cūḍakarma (चूडकर्म).—Of children.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 13. 5.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
cūḍākarma (चूडाकर्म).—n (S) Tonsure of the head of a child to form the cūḍā or śēṇḍī.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cūḍākarma (चूडाकर्म).—n Tonsure of the head of a child to form the cūḍā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Search found 939 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Karma (कर्म, “action”) is the third category (padārtha), in the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy. Aft...
Cūḍāmaṇi.—(IA 26), an eclipse on certain days. Note: cūḍāmaṇi is defined in the “Indian epigrap...
Karmakāṇḍa (कर्मकाण्ड).—that department of the Veda which relates to ceremonial acts and sacrif...
Karmabhūmi (कर्मभूमि).—The land of Bhārata. How this continent got the name of Karmabhūmi is gi...
Jatakarma refers to one of those ceremonies of the Nambutiris performed after marriage, during ...
Cūḍā.—(IA 11), the top knot of hair; cf. cūḻā. Note: cūḍā is defined in the “Indian epigraphica...
Karmendriya (कर्मेन्द्रिय).—an organ of action, as distinguished from ज्ञानेन्द्रिय (jñānendriy...
Karmadhāraya (कर्मधारय).—Name of a compound, a subdivision of Tatpuruṣa, (in which the members ...
Tāmracūḍā (ताम्रचूडा).—A female follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Śloka 18, Chapter 46, Anuśāsana Parva...
Karmaphala (कर्मफल).—1) fruit or reward of actions done in a former life; (pain, pleasure); न म...
Prarabdha Karmas are ripe or fructuous actions. Tarash, the case in which arrows are acc...
Karmasādākhya (कर्मसादाख्य) refers to the first of the five Sādākhya in Śaiva school of thought...
Karmabimba (कर्मबिम्ब) or Jaṅgama refers to images that are closely linked to the main image bu...
Trikarma (त्रिकर्म) or simply Karma refers to the “three kinds of deeds” as defined in the Dhar...
Cūḍākaraṇa (चूडाकरण) refers to the ceremony of “shaving of the head” and represents one of the ...
Search found 1 books and stories containing Cudakarma, Cūḍākarma, Cuda-karma or Cūḍakarma. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles: