Kakutstha, Kākutstha, Kakud-stha: 14 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kakutstha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—Another name for Purañjaya (son of Śaśāda, or Vikukṣi). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.12)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—A son of Śaśāda, a King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. He was the father of Anenas. (See under Kākutstha).

2) Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ).—Śrī Rāma got the name Kākutstha because he was born in the dynasty of Kakutstha. (See under Kakutstha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—The son of Śaśāda; rode on Indra in the form of a bull in the āḍīvaka yuddha. Father of Anenas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 24-25; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 32-3.

1b) A surname of Puramjaya (s.v.); a son of Vikukṣi; lust of, after more territory; eldest of 114 ruling south of Meru.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 12; XII. 3. 10; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 20.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ) was the eldest of the hundred sons of Vikukṣi: the son of Ikṣvāku, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Vikukṣi was the son of Ikṣvāku. He had hundred sons of whom Kakutstha was the eldest. Kakutstha’s son was Suyodhana, whose son was Pṛthu.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Kakutstha in Hinduism glossary
Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Kakutstha was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Bhageeratha, and an ancestor of Rama. His son is Raghu.

Source: Red Zambala: On the Salvific Activities of God

Kākutstha was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Bhagīratha and an ancestor of Rama. His son is Rāghu.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kakutstha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ).—[kakutsthasyāpatyaṃ, kakutstha-aṇ] A descendant of ककुत्स्थ (kakutstha), an epithet of the kings of the solar dynasty; काकुत्स्थमालोकयतां नृपाणाम् (kākutsthamālokayatāṃ nṛpāṇām) R.6.2;12.3,46; see ककुत्स्थ (kakutstha).

Derivable forms: kākutsthaḥ (काकुत्स्थः).

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Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—[kakudi tiṣṭhatīti] an epithet of Purañjaya, son of Śaśāda, a king of the solar race, and a descendant of Ikṣvāku; इक्ष्वाकुवंश्यः ककुदं नृपाणां ककुत्स्थ इत्याहितलक्षणोऽभूत (ikṣvākuvaṃśyaḥ kakudaṃ nṛpāṇāṃ kakutstha ityāhitalakṣaṇo'bhūta) R.6.71. [Mythology relates that, when in their war with the demons, the gods were often worsted, they, headed by Indra, went to the powerful king Purañjaya, and requested him to be their friend in battle. The latter consented to do so, provided Indra carried him on his shoulders. Indra accordingly assumed the form of a bull, and Purañjaya, seated on its hump, completely vanquished the demons. Purañjaya is, therefore, called Kakutstha 'standing on a hump'].

Derivable forms: kakutsthaḥ (ककुत्स्थः).

Kakutstha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kakud and stha (स्थ).

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

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—m.

(-sthaḥ) A prince, the grandson of Ikshwaku, and ancestor of Rama. E. kakud an emblem of royalty, and stha who resides.

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Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ).—m.

(-tsthaḥ) 1. A name of Rama. 2. The name of a sovereing, also Puranjaya. E. kakud pre-eminent, aṇ affix, and stha who stays or is.

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

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—i. e. kakud-stha (vb. sthā), m. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 70, 38.

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Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ).—i. e. kakutstha + a, patron. A descendant of Kakutstha, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 23, 3.

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

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ).—[masculine] [Name] of an ancient king.

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Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ).—[masculine] descendant of Kakutstha ([Epithet] of Daśaratha, Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, etc.).

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

1) Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—[=kakut-stha] a See below.

2) [=kakut-stha] [from kakut > kakud] b m. ‘standing on a hump’, Name of a son of Śaśāda and grandson of Ikṣvāku, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc. (so called because in a battle he stood on the hump of Indra who had been changed into a bull; according to the [Rāmāyaṇa] he is a son of Bhagīratha).

3) Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ):—m. ([gana] śivādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 112]) a descendant of Kakutstha, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 110, 28; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) Name of Anenas, [Mahābhārata iii, 13516]

5) of Aja, [Raghuvaṃśa vi, 2]

6) of Daśa-ratha, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 23, 3]

7) of Rāma, i, 24, 18 [Raghuvaṃśa xii, 46]

8) of Lakṣmaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 49, 22]

9) Name of a sovereign (also Puraṃjaya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—(tsthaḥ) 1. m. Grandson of Ikshwāku, ancestor of Rāma.

2) Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ):—(tsthaḥ) 1. m. The name of Rāma and of another sovereign.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—(kakud + stha) m. Nomen proprium eines Enkels von Ikṣvāku und Sohnes von Śaśāda; soll seinen Namen daher erhalten haben, dass er in einem Kampfe gegen die Asura auf dem Höcker (kakud) Indra's, der sich in einen Stier verwandelt hatte, stand (stha). Das R. macht ihn zu einem Sohne Bhagīratha’s. [Mahābhārata 1, 226. 3, 13516.] [Harivaṃśa 667. fg.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 70, 38. 2, 110, 28.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 6, 12. fgg.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 361.] ikṣvākuvaṃśyaḥ kakudaṃ nṛpāṇāṃ kakutstha ityāhitalakṣaṇo bhūt [Raghuvaṃśa 6, 71.]

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Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ):—m. ein Nachkomme des Kakutstha gaṇa śivādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 112.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 110, 28.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 67.] Beiname des Anenas [Mahābhārata 3, 13516. Aja's] [Raghuvaṃśa 6, 2. Daśaratha’s] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 23, 3. 6, 105, 1. Rāma’s 1, 24, 18. 3, 49, 6. 7. 5, 7, 14. 6, 105, 22.] [Viśvāmitra’s Kampf 7, 9.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 46. Lakṣmaṇa’s] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 49, 22.] kākutsthau Rāma und Lakṣmaṇa [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 99, 3.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 30.] Nach [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 2] ist kākutstha identisch mit puraṃjaya, der sonst den Beiname kakutstha führt.

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Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—gaṇa śivādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 112.] — Vgl. kākutstha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kakutstha (ककुत्स्थ):—m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten.

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Kākutstha (काकुत्स्थ):—m. Patron. von kakutstha.

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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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