Cuta, aka: Cūta; 10 Definition(s)


Cuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Chuta.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Cūta (चूत) refers to the “mango” and represents two types of vegetables fit for use in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.121b-125 of the Īśvarasaṃhitā.

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Cūta (चूत) is a Sanskrit word referring to Magnifera indica (“mango”) from the Anacardiaceae family. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā or the Suśrutasaṃhitā. It is a large evergreen tree growing up to 45 meters in heighth. It grows all over India in forests up to 1200 meters altitude. It is widely cultivated. It has simple leaves with small flowers which are pungently odorous and reddish white or yellowish green in large pubescent panicles. The fruits are large fleshy drupes and have a green, orange, yellow or red color. Its seed is solitary.

According to the Amarakośa, the plain mango (Cūta) has the following two synonyms: Āmra and Rasāla, while the fragrant variety (Sahakāra) has the following synonyms: Kāmaṅga, Madhudūta, Mākanda and Pikavallabha. The Amarakośa is a 4th century Sanskrit botanical thesaurus authored by Amarasiṃha.

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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General definition (in Hinduism)

According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, Cūta is a mango creeper (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Cūta (चूत)—Sanskrit word for the “Mango”. This may be a plain synonym or may denote a different species of mangoes. The sahakāra is also used interchangeably with cūta. The Ṛtusaṃhāra for instance has two verses which describe the cūta and the sahakāra’s very similar effects on travellers and there is no suggestion of a distinction between the two.

Source: Sanskrit Literature: Mango

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Cūta (चूत) is the name of the tree (vṛkṣa), identified with the mango tree, and associated with Subhīṣaṇa: the southern cremation ground (śmaśāna) according to the Vajravārāhī-sādhana by Umāpatideva as found in te Guhyasamayasādhanamālā. As a part of this sādhana, the practicioner is to visualize a suitable dwelling place for the goddess inside the circle of protection which takes the form of eight cremation grounds.

These trees (eg., Cūta) that are associated with the cremation grounds are often equated with the eight bodhi-trees of the Buddhas (the current buddha plus the seven previous one). According to the Śmaśānavidhi each tree has a secondary tree (upavṛkṣa) that is depicted as lovely and covered in vaṅga flowers and fruit. In each tree lives a naked rākṣasa who is wrathful in form, who eats human flesh and who has the animal face or the mount of the dikpati in his cremation ground.

The Guhyasamayasādhanamālā by Umāptideva is a 12th century ritualistic manual including forty-six Buddhist tantric sādhanas. The term sādhana refers to “rites” for the contemplation of a divinity.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Cūta (चूत) is the name of a big garden situated near big lotus-lakes in the vicinity of the four Añjana mountains, according to Jain cosmology.

The Añjana-mountains (and gardens such as Cūta) are situated in the southern direction of the central part of Nandīśvaradvīpa, which is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) and is mentioned in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

cuta : (pp. of codeti) incited; reproved; accused. (pp. of cavati), fallen away; shifted.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Cuta, (pp. of cavati; Sk. cyuta) 1. (adj.) shifted, disappeared, deceased, passed from one existence to another Vin.IV, 216; Sn.774, 899; It.19, 99; J.I, 139, 205; Pug.17.——accuta permanent. not under the sway of Death, Ep. of Nibbāna Dh.225.—2. (n.) in cpd. cutûpapāta disappearance & reappearance, transmigration, Saṃsāra (see cuti) S.II, 67 (āgatigatiyā sati c° hoti); A.III, 420; IV, 178; DhA.I, 259; usually in phrase sattānaṃ cutûpapāta-ñāṇa the discerning of the saṃsāra of beings D.I, 82=M.I, 248; D.III, 111. As cutuppāta at A.II, 183. Cp. jātisaṃsāra-ñāṇa. (Page 270)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

cūta (चूत).—f (Low. cyuti S) Pudendum muliebre.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cuta (चुत).—The anus.

Derivable forms: cutaḥ (चुतः).

See also (synonyms): cuti.

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Cūta (चूत).—[cūṣ-kta, cotati rasaṃ cut-ac vā pṛṣo° Tv.]

1) The mango tree; ईषद्बद्धरजः कणाग्रकपिशा चूते नवा मञ्जरी (īṣadbaddharajaḥ kaṇāgrakapiśā cūte navā mañjarī) V.2.7; चूताङ्कुरास्वादकषायकण्ठः (cūtāṅkurāsvādakaṣāyakaṇṭhaḥ) Ku.3.32; one of the 5 arrows of Cupid; see पञ्चबाण (pañcabāṇa).

-tam The anus.

Derivable forms: cūtaḥ (चूतः).

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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Sahakāra (सहकार).—m. (-raḥ) 1. A fragrant sort of mango. 2. Co-operation. E. saha with, kṛ to m...
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