Kautuhala, Kautūhala: 13 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Kautuhal.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Kautūhala (कौतूहल) or Kautuka refers to “conjuring tricks” and represents one of the various siddhis (perfections) mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.11-13. Accordingly, “by excellent Sādhakas (tantric practitioners) wishing the Siddhi (e.g., kautuka), the mantrasādhana should be performed in advance, for the sake of the Siddhi. One would not attain any Siddhi without the means of mantra-vidhāna (the classification of mantra)”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Jainism)
Kautuhala (कौतुहल, “amusement”) refers to one of the “thirteen difficulties”, according to the “Teraha kāṭhīyā-svādhyāya” by Jinaharṣa (dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The exposition of the ‘thirteen difficulties’ against which one should fight as they are hindrances to proper religious practice is a widespread topic in Jain literature in Gujarati. They are either listed in brief compositions or described with several verses for each of the components. The list of terms is always the same, with a few variations in designations: [e.g., amusement (kautuhala or variants), ...].—See ch. Krause 1999, p. 277 for the list as found in a Ratnasañcaya-granth stanza 118.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kautūhala (कौतूहल).—n S Play, pastime, diversion. 2 Curiosity. 3 Admiration or astonishment.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) Desire, curiosity, interest; विषयव्यावृत्तकौतूहलः (viṣayavyāvṛttakautūhalaḥ) V.1.9; Ś1.
2) Eagerness, vehement or eager desire; कौतूहलानुप्रवणा (kautūhalānupravaṇā) (kathā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.37.3.
3) Anything exciting curiosity, a wonder, curiosity; Meghadūta 49.
4) A solemn ceremony.
Derivable forms: kautūhalam (कौतूहलम्).
See also (synonyms): kautūhalya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laṃ) 1. Eagerness, vehemence. 2. Curiosity. E. kutūhala and aṇ pleonastic affix; also with ṣyañ affix, kautūhalya n. (-lyaṃ.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kautūhala (कौतूहल).—i. e. kutūhala + a, n. 1. Eagerness, [Nala] 1, 16. 2. Curiosity, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 15, 8; 1, 1, 7. 3. Desire, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 4, 26Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kautūhala (कौतूहल).—[neuter] curiosity, interest, longing after ([locative], prati, or [infinitive]); feast, ceremony.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kautūhala (कौतूहल):—n. ([from] kut; [gana] yuvādi), curiosity, interest in anything, vehement desire for ([locative case], or [accusative] with prati, or [infinitive mood]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) anything causing curiosity, any unusual phenomenon, [Meghadūta 48]
3) a festival, [Mahābhārata i, 7918; Divyāvadāna i.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kautūhala (कौतूहल):—(laṃ) 1. n. Idem.
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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.
Kautūhala (कौतूहल) [Also spelled kautuhal]:—(nm) see [kutūhala].
1) [noun] eagerness to know or learn; curiosity.
2) [noun] the person, thing, etc. that causes wonder.
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Kautūhaḷa (ಕೌತೂಹಳ):—[noun] = ಕೌತೂಹಲ [kautuhala].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kautuhalacintamani, Kautuhalanvita, Kautuhalapara, Kautuhalata, Kautuhalavidya.
Ends with: Bhimabhojanakautuhala, Jatakautuhala, Jnanakautuhala, Kadanakautuhala, Krishnakautuhala, Prayashcittakautuhala, Ramakautuhala, Sahityakautuhala, Shringarakautuhala, Vadakautuhala, Vyavrittakautuhala.
Full-text (+4): Kautuhalata, Kautuhalya, Kautuhalanvita, Jatakautuhala, Kutuhala, Kautuhalapara, Sakautuhalam, Vadakautuhala, Sahityakautuhala, Savisheshakautuhalam, Ramakautuhala, Jnanakautuhala, Prayashcittakautuhala, Kautuhal, Vyavrittakautuhala, Kautuka, Savishesham, Vinishrita, Amusement, Thirteen difficulties.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.1.19 < [Chapter 1 - Description of the Entrance in Vṛndāvana]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.126 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.3.49 < [Part 3 - Devotional Service in Ecstasy (bhāva-bhakti)]
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
12. Abhijñānajānakī in Kuntaka’s treatment < [Chapter 4 - Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit Plays of other Poets]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)