Kaumodaki, Kaumodakī: 11 definitions
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Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Red Zambala: Hindu Icons and Symbols | Trinity
The mace (gadā) is also called Kaumodakī which means the-stupifier-of-the-mind. The power of knowledge is the essence-of-life (prāṇa-tattva) from which all physical and mental powers come. Nothing else can conquer time and itself become the power of time.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी).—The club of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 224, Stanza 23, that this club was given to Śrī Kṛṣṇa by Varuṇa the god of water, at the time of the burning of the forest Khāṇḍava.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी).—The bludgeon of Viṣṇu reached Kṛṣṇa on the occasion of the siege of Mathurā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 4. 19; 20. 31; X. 50. 11. ; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 22. 6.
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 Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी) refers to a club and represents one of the nine gifts of the Gods given to Tripṛṣṭha, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“[...] The Vidyādharas, Jvalanajaṭin and others, mounted their chariots like lions a mountain-plateau. Then drawn by merit, the Gods gave Tripṛṣṭha a divine bow named Śārṅga, a club Kaumodakī, a conch Pāñcajanya, and a jewel named Kaustubha, a sword Nandaka, and a garland Vanamālā. They gave Balabhadra a plough named Saṃvartaka, a pestle named Saumanda, and a club named Candrikā. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी).—Name of the mace of Viṣṇu; Bhāg. 8.4.19; कौमोदकी मोदयति स्म चेतः (kaumodakī modayati sma cetaḥ) Śi.3.18.
See also (synonyms): kaumodī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी).—f. (-kī) The club or mace of Krishna. E. kumudaka what gives the earth pleasure, here said to be Vishnu or Krishna, affixes aṇ and ṅīṣ; also kaumudī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी).—i. e. ku-modaka + ī, f. The club of Viṣṇu, or Kṛṣṇa, Mahābhārata 1, 8200.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी):—f. ([from] ku-modaka?), Name of the club of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa (given to him by Varuṇa), [Mahābhārata i, 8200; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी):—(kī) 1. m. Krishna's mace.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी):—f. Name der Keule Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa’s, welche ihm Varuṇa verehrt, [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 24.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 222.] [Mahābhārata 1, 8200.] [Harivaṃśa 5035. 5040. 5562.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 28, 28. 8, 4, 19. 20, 31.] — kaumodakīnirṇaya(?) [BHAVIṢYOTT. Pāṇini’s acht Bücher] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 133. (135. 71).] — Wird auf kumodaka zurückgeführt.
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Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी):—[Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10,78,8.] [Oxforder Handschriften 137,a, No. 266.] [Rāmāyaṇa ed. Gorresio 1,30,9]; vgl. modakī .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Kaumodakī (कौमोदकी):—f. Name der Keule Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa's.
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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XIII - The prayer of Vishnu Panjaram < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XLV - Characteristic marks of Shalagrama Stones (Shaligram) < [Agastya Samhita]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.5 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 3.2.10 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Blowing of the Pāñcajanya conch by Nemi < [Chapter IX - Ariṣṭanemi’s sport, initiation, omniscience]
Part 22: Duel between Tripṛṣṭha and Hayagrīva < [Chapter I - Śreyāṃsanāthacaritra]
Part 11: The founding of Dvārakā < [Chapter V - Birth of Rāma, Kṛṣṇa, and Ariṣṭanemi]