Kausha, Kauśa: 6 definitions

Introduction

Kausha 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 Kauśa can be transliterated into English as Kausa or Kausha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Kauśa (कौश) refers to certain kind of ungent and is mentioned in a list of charitable gifts that claim to help minimise the heat-effects of Vaiśākha, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.7.3.—Accordingly, “[...] he who gives the different kinds of unguents, viz. Auśīra, Cāṣaka (?) and Kauśa (?) rendered fragrant by the addition of water, shall have the assistance of Devas, O great king, in (the enjoyment of) worldly pleasures. His sins will be destroyed and miseries will disappear. He shall attain the supreme bliss of salvation”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kauśa (कौश).—a. (-śī f.) [कुश-अण् (kuśa-aṇ)]

1) Silken; Bhāg.3.4.7.

2) Made of Kuśa grass.

-śam An epithet of Kānyakubja.

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

Kauśa (कौश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) Silk, silken. n.

(-śaṃ) Kanyakubja or Kanouj the ancient city so called. E. kośa and aṇ affix.

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

Kauśa (कौश).—i. e. 1. kuśa + a, adj., f. śī, Made of Kuśa grass, Mahābhārata 3, 10036. 2. kośa + a, adj. Silken, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 4, 7.

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

1) Kauśa (कौश):—1. kauśa mf(ī)n. made of Kuśa grass, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

2) m. = kuśa-dvīpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) n. ([scilicet] nagara) ‘the town of Kuśa’, Name of Kānyakubja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) 2. kauśa mfn. ([from] kośa), silken, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 4, 7; Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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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