Kubjaka: 8 definitions

Introduction

Kubjaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhavishya-purana

Kubjaka (कुब्जक):—The consequences of using various flowers in worship, (eg. kubjaka flowers) confers highest prosperity to the worshipper, according to the Bhaviṣya-purāṇa (brahmaparva, 197:1-11)

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kubjaka (कुब्जक) refers to the “rose” plant. Bushes (gulma) of these plants are used to mark the boundary between two villages. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.247)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Kubjaka (कुब्जक, “hunchbacked”) refers to one of the six types of Saṃsthāna (structure karma), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which in turn represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by hunchbacked (kubjaka) body (saṃsthāna) body-making (nāma) karma? The karmas rise of which causes the hunch backed structure of the body accomplished are called hunchback body body-making karma. 

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kubjaka (कुब्जक).—Name of a tree; Ms.8.247,5.2.

Derivable forms: kubjakaḥ (कुब्जकः).

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

Kubjaka (कुब्जक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Humpbacked. m.

(-kaḥ) An aquatic plant, (Trapa bispinosa:) see vārikaṇṭaka. E. ka water, and ubj to be straight, affix ac, and kan added, or kubja and kan aff.

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

Kubjaka (कुब्जक).—[kubja + ka], I. adj. Humpbacked, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 77. Ii. m. An aquatic plant, Trapa bispinosa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 247.

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

1) Kubjaka (कुब्जक):—[from kubja] mfn. hump-backed, crooked, [Pañcatantra; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the plant Rosa moschata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the aquatic plant Trapa bispinosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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