Dukula, Dukūla: 22 definitions


Dukula means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Dukul.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dukūla (दुकूल) refers to “silken garments”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] Sandal paste is applied on your body, while the ashes of the funeral pyre on that of Śiva. Where your silken garment [i.e., dukūla] and where the elephant-hide of Śiva. Where the divine ornaments and where the serpents of Śiva? Where the deities that move about and where Śiva, fond of goblins and their oblations? Where the pleasing sound of his tabor? Where His peculiar drum called Damaru? Where the set of fine drums and the inauspicious sound of his horn? [...]”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dukūla (दुकूल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dukūla) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Dukūla (दुकूल) refers to a “raiment”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225-226).—Accordingly, while describing the shire of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, “[Then follows the image of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, which matches the conception of Kālarātri in the passage from the Mahābhārata:] [...] she bore the coquettish apparel of a woman going out to meet Mahākāla at night, with a vine-like body furnished with a raiment (dukūla-kalitā) reddened with saffron-dye, with a face with red eyes, whose brows were furrowed into a frown, whose lip was crimsoned with betel that was blood, whose cheeks were reddened by the light shed from ear-ornaments of pomegranate flowers, with a forehead on which there was a tilaka dot of vermillion made by a Śabara beauty, covered by a magnificent gold turban. She was worshipped by goats... mice... antelope and black serpents... She was praised on all sides by flocks of old crows; [...]”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Dukula is a Sanskrit term referring to female garments (of the body).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

(Dukulaka) - A hunters son, father of Suvannasama. He is identified with Maha Kassapa. For his story see the Sama Jataka. See also Mil.123; Sp.i.214.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dukūla : (nt.) a kind of very fine cloth.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dukūla, (Sk. dukūla) a certain (jute?) plant; (nt.) (cp. Sk. dukūlaṃ woven silk) very fine cloth, made of the fibre of the d. plant S.III, 145; A.IV, 393; J.II, 21; IV, 219; V, 400; VI, 72; Vism.257, 262; VvA.165; DA.I, 140; Dāvs.V, 27. (Page 324)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dukūla (दुकूल).—n S Very fine cloth or raiment; silks &c. 2 Woven silk.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dukūla (दुकूल).—n Very fine cloth or raiment.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल).—Woven silk, silk-garment, a very fine garment in general; श्यामलमृदुलकलेवरमण्डनमधिगतगौरदुकूलम् (śyāmalamṛdulakalevaramaṇḍanamadhigatagauradukūlam) Gītagovinda 11; Kumārasambhava 5.67,78; Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.34;1.1; R.17.25; also दुगूल (dugūla).

Derivable forms: dukūlam (दुकूलम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dūkūla (दूकूल).—[ (?) = Sanskrit dukūla, a textile fabric: Śikṣāsamuccaya 208.3. Prob. error or misprint.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. Wove silk. 2. Yery fine cloth or raiment. E. du for dur ill, kūl to cover, affix ka; or du to heat, to keep hot, ulac affix, and or augment, whence also dugūla .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल).—I. m. A certain plant, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 12680. Ii. n. 1. Very fine cloth, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7041. 2. A garment, Bhā- ṣāp. 1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल).—[masculine] a cert. plant; [neuter] a kind of fine cloth or garment.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dukūla (दुकूल):—m. a kind of plant, [Harivaṃśa 12680]

2) n. very fine cloth or raiment made of the inner bark of this plant, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Suśruta; Kāvya literature] etc. (different from kṣauma, [Mahābhārata xiii, 7175], opp. to valkala, [Bhartṛhari iii, 54]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल):—(laṃ) 1. n. Wove silk; fine cloth.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dukūla (दुकूल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dualla, Dukūla.

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Dukula in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल) [Also spelled dukul]:—(nm) a fine overall cloth.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Dukūla (दुकूल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dūkūla.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dukūla (ದುಕೂಲ):—[noun] a very fine silk cloth.

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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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