Kubjaka: 11 definitions
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhavishya-purana
Kubjaka (कुब्जक):—The consequences of using various flowers in worship, (e.g. kubjaka flowers) confers highest prosperity to the worshipper, according to the Bhaviṣya-purāṇa (brahmaparva, 197:1-11)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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
(-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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kubjaka (कुब्जक).—[masculine] [Name] of a plant.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.]
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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Search found 9 books and stories containing Kubjaka; (plurals include: Kubjakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Part 5 - General survey (summary of contents) < [Preface]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 7 - Superiority of Jāti Flower < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 60 - The Greatness of Ādityeśvara (āditya-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)