Karuka, aka: Kāruka, Kārūka, Kārukā, Kārūkā; 5 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kāruka (कारुक).—Unfit for śrāddha feeding.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 15. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 69.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Kāruka (कारुक, “artisans”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Kāruka refers to persons who build stūpas and the like.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
India history and geogprahy
Kāruka.—(LB), an artisan. The five classes of artisans may be the carpenter, the blacksmith, the potter, the barber and the washerman. (IE 8-5; EI 25, 32), tax on artisans and craftsmen; same as kāru-deya. Note: kāruka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Kāruka (कारुक) or Kārūka (कारूक) or Kārukā (कारुका) or Kārūkā (कारूका).—An artisan; कारुकान् शिल्पिनश्चैव (kārukān śilpinaścaiva) Ms.7.138. कारुकान्तं च शोणितम् (kārukāntaṃ ca śoṇitam) Mb.13.135.14. ...... कारूकाश्च कुशीलवाः (kārūkāśca kuśīlavāḥ) Śiva. B.31.18.
Derivable forms: kārukaḥ (कारुकः), kārūkaḥ (कारूकः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-kaḥ) An artisan, an artificer. E. kāru, and kan added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
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