Koshakara, Kōśakāra, Kośakāra, Kosha-kara, Koṣakāra: 13 definitions


Koshakara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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 terms Kōśakāra and Kośakāra and Koṣakāra can be transliterated into English as Kosakara or Koshakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kośakāra (कोशकार).—See under Niśākara II.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kośakāra (कोशकार) refers to a “sugar cane variety”, according to the Naiṣadhīyacarita XXII.57, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Chewing of sugarcane (ikṣu) is referred to in Atharvaveda. Pāṇini mentions the plantations of sugar cane. [...] Naisadhīyacarita describes a sweetest sugar cane variety which was named as kośakāra.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Kośakāra (कोशकार) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Kośakārī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Guṇacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the guṇacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Kośakāra] are whitish red in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Koshakara in India is the name of a plant defined with Saccharum officinarum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Saccharum spontaneum var. sinense (Roxb.) Andersson (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Mémoires de l’Institut Égyptien (1901)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum (1833)
· Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska VetenskapsAkademien (1855)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Adnotationes Botanicae (1829)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1883)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōśakāra (कोशकार).—m S The silkworm: also a creature of the spider kind. 2 A chrysalis.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kośakāra (कोशकार) or Koṣakāra (कोषकार).—

1) one who makes scabbards.

2) a lexicographer.

3) the silk-worm while in the cocoon; भूमिं च कोशकाराणाम् (bhūmiṃ ca kośakārāṇām) Rām.4.4.23.

4) a chrysalis.

5) sugar-cane.

Derivable forms: kośakāraḥ (कोशकारः), koṣakāraḥ (कोषकारः).

Kośakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kośa and kāra (कार).

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

Kośakāra (कोशकार).—m.

(-raḥ) The sugar cane; also koṣakāra.

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Koṣakāra (कोषकार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Sugar cane, or a variety. 2. The silk worm, or the insect while in its cocoon. 3. A lexicographer. 4. A chrysalis, or (pupa.) E. koṣa a sheathe, and kāra what makes; also kośakāra or with kan added kośakāraka and koṣakāraka.

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

Kośakāra (कोशकार).—[kośa-kāra], also koṣa' koṣa-, m. 1. A maker of sheaths, etc., [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 40, 26. 2. The silk-worm, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 1, 52. 3. A kind of sugar cane, [Suśruta] 1, 187, 6.

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

1) Kośakāra (कोशकार):—[=kośa-kāra] [from kośa] m. one who makes scabbards or cases or boxes, etc., [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 40, 26] (kauśi-k, [Harivaṃśa 12831])

2) [=kośa-kāra] [from kośa] mn. a kind of sugar-cane, [Suśruta; Bhāvaprakāśa; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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

1) Kośakāra (कोशकार):—[kośa-kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. The sugar-cane.

2) Koṣakāra (कोषकार):—[koṣa-kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A sugar-cane; silk-worm; a crysalis.

[Sanskrit to German]

Koshakara 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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kośakāra (कोशकार):—n. 1. a lexicographer; 2. a maker of sheath; 3. silk-worm; 4. spider;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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