Kauvera: 8 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kauvera (कौवेर) is the name of an ancient kingdom, according to chapter 4.2 [vāsupūjya-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, as Vasupūjya and Jayā spoke to Vāsupūjya:—“All the existing kings, among men and the Vidyādharas, who are of good family, capable, heroic, wealthy, famous, possessing the fourfold army, known for guarding their subjects, free from blemish, faithful to engagements, always devoted to dharma, in Madhyadeśa, Vatsadeśa, [...] and other countries which are the ornaments of the eastern quarter; [... in the Kauveras, ...] these now, son, beg us constantly through messengers, who are sent bearing valuable gifts, to give their daughters to you. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kauvera (कौवेर).—a.

1) (- f.) [कुवेरस्येदं अण् (kuverasyedaṃ aṇ)] Belonging to or coming from Kubera; यानं सस्मार कौबेरम् (yānaṃ sasmāra kauberam) R.15.45.

-rī The north (the direction presided over by Kubera); ततः प्रतस्थे कौवेरीं भास्वानिव रघुर्दिशम् (tataḥ pratasthe kauverīṃ bhāsvāniva raghurdiśam) R.4.66.

2) The Śakti or female energy of Kubera.

See also (synonyms): kaubera.

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

Kauvera (कौवेर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) 1. Relating or referable to Kuvera. 2. Situated in the north. f. (-rī) 1. The Sakti or female energy of Kuvera. 2. The north quarter. n.

(-raṃ) A sort of costus, (C. speciosus:) see kuṣṭha E. kuvera the deity, affix aṇ.

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

Kauvera (कौवेर).—i. e. kuvera + a, adj., f. , Referring, or peculiar, or referable, to Kuvera, Mahābhārata 2, 2578; with diś, The northern quarter or point of the compass, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 60, 15.

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

Kauvera (कौवेर).—v. kaubera.

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

Kauvera (कौवेर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Relating to Kuvera; in the north. () f. The energy of Kuvera. 1. n. A sort of costus (Costus speciosus).

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Kauvera in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kauvēra (ಕೌವೇರ):—[adjective] (myth.) of or belonging to Kubēra, the regent of northern quarter.

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Kauvēra (ಕೌವೇರ):—[noun] the plant Costus speciosus of Zingiberaceae family, the oil extracted from which is used in perfumery; sweet costus.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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