Kankola, Kaṃkola, Kaṅkola, Kamkola: 13 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (e.g. Kaṅkola) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.
The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल) is the name of a plant which is used in ritualistic worship, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] fragrant root of the plant Uśīra and sandal-paste shall be put in the water for washing feet. Fine powders of Jātī, Kaṃkola (Kaṅkola), Karpūra, root of Vaṭa and Tamālaka should be put in the water intended for sipping. Sandal powder shall be put in all these nine vessels. Nandīśa, the divine Bull of Śiva shall be worshipped beside the lord Śiva. The latter shall be worshipped with scents, incense and different. [...]”.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल) represents the food taken in the month Phālguna for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In the month of Phālguna, the tooth-brush is that of apāmārga-wood. The food taken is kaṅkola. The deity to be worshipped is Vīra. The flowers used in worship are kunda. The naivedya offerings are sweet meats. The result accrued is gomedha.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kaṅkōla (कंकोल).—m (S) pop. kaṅkōḷa m Allspice, Myrtus pimenta.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kaṅkōla (कंकोल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m Allspice, Myrtus pimenta.
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.
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल).—[masculine] lī [feminine] [Name] of a plant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Gaṇapatyārādhana. Oxf. 299^b.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल):—m. a kind of plant, [Bhartṛhari]
2) Name of a Nāga, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]
3) of an author
4) n. cubeb, [Bhāvaprakāśa]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kaṅkola (कङ्कोल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṃkola, Kakkola.
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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.
Kaṃkola (कंकोल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kaṅkola.
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.
Kaṃkoḷa (ಕಂಕೊಳ):—[noun] a kind of plant.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kamkolacinni, Kankolaka.
Ends with: Laghukankola.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
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Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Description of the Land of Utkala < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 9 - The Procedure for Naivedya < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 252 - Greatness of Trees < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 40 - The holy centre Utkala
Chapter 42 - The Holy centre sighted
Chapter 41 - The narrative of Indradyumna and description of Avanti
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 30 - Hemakuṇḍala and His Two Sons < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 45 - The Manifesṭation of Narasiṃha < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 114 - Dialogue between Śiva and Rāma < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
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