Cudala, aka: Cūḍālā, Cūḍāla, Cudālā; 3 Definition(s)


Cudala 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chudala.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Cudala in Ayurveda glossaries]

Cūḍālā (चूडाला) is another name for Śvetaguñjā, the white-flowering variety of Guñjā, which is the Sanskrit name for Abrus precatorius (Indian liquorice). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 3.112-114), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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[Cudala in Purana glossaries]

Cudālā (चुदाला).—The saintly wife of King Śikhidhvaja. When once Śikhidhvaja renounced his kingdom and went to the forests, his wife gave him instruction in Ātmajñāna and brought him back to his country. (Chapter 77, Yogavāsiṣṭha).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

[Cudala in Sanskrit glossaries]

Cūḍāla (चूडाल).—a.

1) Having a single lock of hair on the crown of the head.

2) Crested.

-lam The head.

See also (synonyms): cūḍāra.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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