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Kucelā, aka: Kucela; 2 Definition(s)


Kucelā means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Kucelā can be transliterated into English as Kucela, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Kucela (कुचेल).—A son of Vasu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 81.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Āyurveda (science of life)

Kucelā (वेत्राग्र) is a Sanskrit word referring to a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. It is sometimes identified as Pāṭhā, which is the Sanskrit name for Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf), from the Menispermaceae family, but Caraka specifically lists Kucelā as being part of the Śākavarga group of vegetables.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.

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