Kaumuda: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kaumuda 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kaumuda (कौमुद) is the name of a region ruled over by Kumuda (also known as Mahāvīti), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Kaumuda is located in Puṣkaradvīpa, which is ruled over by Savana, son of Priyavrata, who was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Manblunder: Lalitha Sahasranama

Kaumuda (कौमुद) – the moon of second half of November and first half of December (the month of Kārttika)

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaumuda (कौमुद).—The month Kārtika; कौमुदे मासि रेवत्यां शरदन्ते हिमागमे (kaumude māsi revatyāṃ śaradante himāgame) Mb.5.83.7.

Derivable forms: kaumudaḥ (कौमुदः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaumuda (कौमुद).—m.

(-daḥ) The month Kartik, (Oct.-Nov.) f. (-dī) 1. Moonlight. 2. A festival in honour of Kartikeya, held on the full moon of the month Kartik. 3. Day of full moon in the month Aswin. 4. The same in the month Kartik. 5. Elucidation (at the end of titles of works. e. g. sāṃkhyatattvakaumudī.) E. kumuda a white lotus, aṇ and ṅīṣ affixes, kaumudī moonlight, equally white or brilliant; the other senses come from this.

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

Kaumuda (कौमुद).—i. e. kumuda + a, I. m. The month Kārttika, Oct.-Nov., Mahābhārata 13, 3370. Ii. f. , 1. Moonlight, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 38. 2. The day of full moon in the month Kārttika, Mahābhārata 13, 6132.

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

Kaumuda (कौमुद).—[masculine] a patr. name. [feminine] ī the moonshine (causing the Kumudas to blossom); the full-moon, often —° in the titles of books = elucidation, explanation.

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

1) Kaumuda (कौमुद):—m. [patronymic] [from] Kumuda, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

2) the month Kārttika (October-November), [Mahābhārata xiii]

3) n. (with vrata) Name of a particular observance, [Agni-purāṇa]

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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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