Kakkola: 16 definitions


Kakkola means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Kakkola (कक्कोल) refers to a “kind of plant the berry of which has a waxy and aromatic interior”, and is mentioned in the Skandapurāṇa 2.5.12.—Accordingly, “[...] many kinds of sweetmeats should be made to be offered as naivedya. After presenting dhūpa (incense) and dīpa (lights) and other offerings he should perform the rite of nīrājana. After worshipping with Yakṣakardama [a mixture of camphor, agallochum, musk and kakkola] he should perform circumambulation along with the Brāhmaṇas reciting auspicious Mantras for the sake of welfare. Then, O king, prostration is to be done. [...]”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kakkola in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Luvunga scandens (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Wight & Arn. from the Rutaceae (Lemon) family having the following synonyms: Limonia scandens, Luvunga nitida. For the possible medicinal usage of kakkola, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A district in South India which supplied soldiers to Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.2.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kakkola (कक्कोल) refers to a kind of plant, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly: “[...] the King [Bharata] established his soldiers on the southern ocean’s bank [i.e., near Varadāma-tīrtha], which was covered with cardamon, clove-trees, lavali-creepers and kakkola plants. At the Cakravartin’s command, the carpenter made houses for all the army and a pauṣadha-house as before”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Kakkola refers to a particular item used to beautify the Sleeping chamber (of young ladies) in Ancient India, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Page 83.3-9: Here is the description of the house or the sleeping chambers of young ladies which were beautified for the reception of their husbands. The select items in this list are as follows: [e.g., placing of Kakkola globules;] [...]

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kakkola, see takkola. (Page 174)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kakkola (कक्कोल).—m.

(-laḥ) A perfume, a plant bearing a berry, the inner part of which is a waxy and arometic substance. n.

(-laṃ) The berry, possibly the fruit of the Cocculus Indicus. E. kak to be proud, with kvip affix, kul to accumulate, ac affix; also with kan added kakkolaka mn. (-kaḥ-kaṃ.)

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

Kakkola (कक्कोल).—m. (?) A plant bearing a berry, the inner part of which is an aromatic substance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 39, 22.

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

Kakkola (कक्कोल).—[masculine] a cert. tree (also ī [feminine]); [neuter] (also ka [neuter]) a perfume made of its berries.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kakkola (कक्कोल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Kakkola (कक्कोल):—m. a species of plant (bearing a berry, the inner part of which is waxy and aromatic), [Suśruta; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) n. a perfume prepared from the berries of this plant, [Suśruta]

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

Kakkola (कक्कोल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A perfume.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakkola 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kakkola (कक्कोल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṅkola.

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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

Kakkōla (ಕಕ್ಕೋಲ):—

1) [noun] the plant Luvunga eleutherandra of Rutaceae family; trifoliate climbing lime.

2) [noun] its berry.

3) [noun] a perfume made from its berries.

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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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