Kakutstha, Kakud-stha, Kākutstha: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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
(-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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(-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.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+16): Puranjaya, Indravahana, Kakutsthau, Bhageeratha, Bharadvaja, Raghu, Suryaketu, Suyodhana, Ahitalakshana, Mucukunda, Umbh, Ubh, Mandhata, Smi, Bhagiratha, Rituparna, Ritadhvaja, Trishanku, Kapota, Pravriddha.
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XXX < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter XXVIII < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter XXXIX < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 244 - Rāma Goes to Heaven < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 242 - The Story of Rāma < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 35 - The Killing of a Śūdra Ascetic < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Restoration of Pātālalaṅkā to Virādha < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 1: Expedition to Laṅkā < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Part 3: War between the Rākṣasas and Vānaras < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - The Story of a House-Lizard < [Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 6 - The Greatness of Svargadvāra and Gopratāra < [Section 8 - Ayodhyā-māhātmya]
Chapter 16 - The Merit of Making a Gift of Water < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)