Culli, Cullī, Cuḷḷi: 14 definitions
Culli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.
The Sanskrit term Cuḷḷi can be transliterated into English as Culli or Culilii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chulli.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Cuḷḷi [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Kuberākṣī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning cuḷḷi] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Cullī (चुल्ली) refers to the “stove” (of a house), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The man of knowledge should mark the sacred fields located in the towns. Thus (this) category has been explained externally; now listen (to how it is) in the home. Prayāga is in the middle (of the house). Varuṇā is present in the door. Kollāpura is in the scissors. The stove [i.e., cullī] is Aṭṭahāsaka. One should know that the threshing floor is Jayantī and Caritra is the mortar (in which grain is cleaned or threshed). The winnowing fan is said to be Ekāmraka and Devikoṭa is the grinding stone. (Thus there are) the dish (used to cover water jars), the bedstead, mortar (muśala), threshold, stove, winnowing fan and grinding stone. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Culli in India is the name of a plant defined with Hygrophila auriculata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Teliostachya lanceolata Nees var. crispa Nees (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1825)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1847)
· BioLlania (1997)
· Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae (1810)
· Amoen. Acad. (1759)
· Centuria II. Plantarum (1759)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Culli, for example side effects, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Culli (चुल्लि).—A fire-place.
Derivable forms: culliḥ (चुल्लिः).
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1) A fire-place; पञ्च सूना गृहस्थस्य चुल्ली पेषण्युपस्करः (pañca sūnā gṛhasthasya cullī peṣaṇyupaskaraḥ) Manusmṛti 3.68.
2) A funeral pile.
3) A large apartment or hall composed of three divisions, one looking north, another east, and the third west; याम्याहीनं चुल्ली त्रिशालाकं वित्तनाशकरमेतत् (yāmyāhīnaṃ cullī triśālākaṃ vittanāśakarametat) Bṛ. S.53.38.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lliḥ) A fire place, a chimney. E. cull to manifest meaning, and in aff. vā ṅīp . cula—vā-nik vā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cullī (चुल्ली).—f. A fire-place, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 63.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cullī (चुल्ली).—[feminine] a chimney or a three-winged hall.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cullī (चुल्ली):—[from culla > cull] f. a fireplace, chimney, [Manu-smṛti iii, 68; Lalita-vistara xviii, 99; Pañcatantra; Suśruta; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
2) [v.s. ...] (cūlhī), [Śīlāṅka]
3) [v.s. ...] a funeral pile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a large hall composed of 3 divisions (one looking north, another east, the third west), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā liii, 38]
5) [v.s. ...] = gṛha-cullī, 42.
6) Culli (चुल्लि):—[from cullakī > cull] f. = llī, a fire-place, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Culli (चुल्लि):—(lliḥ) 2. f. A fire-place, chimney; an earthen kettle.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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 (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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Culli (ಚುಲ್ಲಿ):—[noun] a small structure of cement, brick or mud used for cooking food, using firewood or coal as fuel.
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1) [noun] the ebony tree Diospyros ebenum (= D. assimilis) of Ebenaceae family; Ceylon ebony.
2) [noun] the tree Cinnamomum zeylanicum of Lauraceae family, bark of which is used as spice; common cinnamon.
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Cuḷḷi (ಚುಳ್ಳಿ):—[noun] a contracting of one’s lip into folds or wrinkles; a puckering or pursing.
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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Search found 7 books and stories containing Culli, Cullī, Cuḷḷi; (plurals include: Cullis, Cullīs, Cuḷḷis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.1 - Measurement of Buildings < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 41 - Kṛṣṇa’s Arrival at Mathurā < [Book 10 - Tenth Skandha]
Chapter 1 - The Discourse of Śuka—Description of the Cosmic Form of the Lord < [Book 2 - Second Skandha]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Norms of Good Conduct for Householders < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 38 - The Characteristics of Women (continued) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)