Kubjaka: 15 definitions
Kubjaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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)
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Kubjaka in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Rosa moschata Mill. from the Rosaceae (Rose) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kubjaka, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
Kubjaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Rosa moschata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Rosa moschata Herrm. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· J. Cytol. Genet. (1989)
· Fl. Hongk. (1861)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Kubjaka, for example side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kubjaka (कुब्जक).—Name of a tree; Manusmṛti 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.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kubjaka (कुब्जक):—(kaḥ) 1. m, An aquatic plant. a. Hump-backed, crooked.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kubjaka (कुब्जक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kujjaya.
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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.
Kubjaka (ಕುಬ್ಜಕ):—[noun] = ಕುಬ್ಜ [kubja]2 - 1.
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: Kubjakagulma, Kubjakalhara, Kubjakalharapushpa, Kubjakantaka, Kubjakara, Kubjakasamsthana.
Ends with: Apakubjaka, Jalakubjaka, Kanyakubjaka, Varikubjaka.
Full-text: Atikeshara, Jalakubjaka, Kubjakagulma, Varikubjaka, Kubjika, Kujjaya, Alikulasamkula, Bhadrataruni, Kantakakhya, Jalavalli, Kubjikatantra, Vrittapushpa, Vrittapushya, Jalakantaka, Pranjala, Jalashuci, Khujatimduka, Samsthana, Jalasaya.
Search found 13 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)
Verse 8.247 < [Section XL - Disputes regarding Boundaries]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 248 - Benefit of worshipping lord Viṣṇu with flowers (puṣpa-pūjā-phala)
Chapter 202 - Different flowers used in Worship (puṣpa-adhyāya)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Chapter 10 - The town-planning (nagara)
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)
Chapter 40 - The holy centre Utkala
Chapter 26 - The Glory of Koṇāditya
Chapter 39 - The holy Centre of Ekāmra
Vastu-shastra (2): Town Planning (by D. N. Shukla)
Towns or Cities in ancient Indian town-planning < [Chapter 2 - Villages, Towns and Forts in General]