Kakutstha, aka: Kākutstha, Kakud-stha; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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

Source: Red Zambala: On the Salvific Activities of God

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: 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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