Karnabhushana, Karṇabhūṣaṇa, Karna-bhushana: 7 definitions


Karnabhushana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Karṇabhūṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Karnabhusana or Karnabhushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Karnabhushana in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (कर्णभूषण) refers to “ear-ornaments” or “earrings”, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—A number of ear-ornaments (Karṇabhūṣaṇa) are found in Indian sculptures. Bharata mentions two sets one for male and another for female. The ear-ornament for female are karṇikā (ear-ring), karṇa-valaya (bangle-shaped ear-ring), patrakarṇikā (leaf-shaped ear ring), kuṇḍala (stud), karṇa-mudrā (ear-ring) karṇotkīlaka (ear-tops) danta-patra (ivory set with gems) and karṇapūra (ear-pendant). The ear-ornaments for men are kuṇḍala (ear-ring), mocaka (ear-drop) and kīlā (ear-stud for upper ear-lobe ).

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (also know as Karṇakuṇḍala or simply Kuṇḍala) refers to “ear-ornaments” and are usually worn in two different manners: by inserting the earring through a hook into the pierced earlobe and by inserting it directly inside the enlarged earlobe.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (कर्णभूषण).—an ear-ornament.

Derivable forms: karṇabhūṣaṇam (कर्णभूषणम्).

Karṇabhūṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karṇa and bhūṣaṇa (भूषण). See also (synonyms): karṇabhūṣā.

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

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (कर्णभूषण).—[neuter] ornament for the ears.

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

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (कर्णभूषण):—[=karṇa-bhūṣaṇa] [from karṇa] n. an ornament for the ear.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karnabhushana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karnabhushana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karṇabhūṣaṇa (ಕರ್ಣಭೂಷಣ):—[noun] an ornament for the ear or flower, small garland used to decorate the ear with.

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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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