Kautsa: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kautsa (कौत्स) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Kautsa) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kautsa (कौत्स).—A noble Brahmin scholar. He was present at the sarpa-sattra (sacrificial fire to kill serpents) of Janamejaya. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 53, Stanza 6).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kautsa (कौत्स) is the name of an ancient Sage (Muni), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.39 (“The gods arrive at Kailāsa”).—Accordingly: “[...] Lord Śiva thus requested by Viṣṇu, and being himself eager to follow worldly conventions performed the same duly. Authorised by Him, I performed all the rites conducive to prosperity, assisted by the sages. The sages [e.g., Kautsa, ...], and other sages came to Śiva. Urged by me they performed the sacred rites duly. All of them who had mastered the Vedas and Vedāṅgas performed the safety rites for Śiva and tied the auspicious thread round his wrist. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kautsa (कौत्स).—A Tripravara sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 33-34.

1b) A Bhārgava gotrakara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 25.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kautsa (कौत्स) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.48.6, I.53) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kautsa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kautsa (कौत्स).—A Sāman composed by Kutsa.

-tsaḥ 1 Name of a sage; माण्डव्यः कौत्सात् (māṇḍavyaḥ kautsāt) Bṛ. Up.6.5.4; उपसेदित्वात् कौत्सः पाणिनिम् (upaseditvāt kautsaḥ pāṇinim) Mahābhārata on P.III.2.18.

2) Name of a pupil of Varatantu; R.5.1.

3) Name of a degraded family.

Derivable forms: kautsam (कौत्सम्).

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

Kautsa (कौत्स).—i. e. kutsa + a, 1. adj. Used by Kutsa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 249. 2. patron. Mahābhārata 13, 6270.

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

Kautsa (कौत्स).—[adjective] Kutsa's; [masculine] a patr. name ([feminine] ī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kautsa (कौत्स) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Yāska 1, 15, in Āśvalāyana Śrautasūtra 1, 2, 5. 7, 1, 19, in Āpastamba Dharmasūtra 1, 19, 4. 28, 1.

2) Kautsa (कौत्स):—Quoted in Lāṭyāyanaśrautasūtra 10, 2, 9.

3) Kautsa (कौत्स):—on dharma. Quoted by Hemādri in Pariśeṣakhaṇḍa 2, 251.

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

1) Kautsa (कौत्स):—mfn. relating to Kutsa, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

2) m. [patronymic] of a teacher, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Nirukta, by Yāska] etc.

3) of Durmitra and Sumitra, [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

4) of a pupil of Vara-tantu, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 1]

5) of a son-in-law of Bhagī-ratha, [Mahābhārata xiii, 6270]

6) of Jaimini, [Mahābhārata i, 2046]

7) Name of a degraded family (See √kuts), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

8) n. Name of a Sūkta (composed by Kutsa), [Manu-smṛti xi, 249]

9) of different Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kautsa (कौत्स) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Koccha.

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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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