Kudava, aka: Kuḍava; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kuḍava (प्रसृत) is the Sanskrit name for a weight unit corresponding to ‘160 grams’ used in Āyurvedic literature, according to the Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam. Kuḍava is also known as Añjali, which represents a measure of corn (sufficient to fill both hands when placed side by side). A single Kuḍava unit corresponds to 2 Prasṛta units (a single Prasṛta unit equals 80 gram). You need 2 Kuḍava units to make a single Śarāva unit (1 Śarāva equals 320 grams).

Below follows a table of the different weight units in relation to one another and their corresponding values in brackets:

  • Guñjā (Raktikā) = 1 seed of Guñjā
  • 8 Raktikā = 1 Māṣa (1 gram)
  • 10 Māṣa = 1 Karṣa (10 grams)
  • 2 Karṣa = 1 Śukti (20 grams)
  • 2 Śukti = 1 Pala (40 grams)
  • 2 Pala = 1 Prasṛta (80 grams)
  • 2 Prasṛta = 1 Kuḍava (Añjali) (160 grams)
  • 2 Kuḍava = 1 Śarāva (320 grams)
  • 2 Śarāva = 1 Prastha (640 grams)
  • 4 Prastha = 1 Āḍhaka (Pātra) (2.56 kilograms)
  • 4 Āḍhaka = 1 Droṇa (10.24 kilograms)
  • 4 Droṇa = 1 Droṇī (40.96 kilograms)
  • 100 Pala = 1 Tulā (4 kilograms).
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kuḍava (कुडव).—m (S) A corn-measure of two pāyalī, in the Konkan̤, of eight. Pr. mēlyā mhaśīsa ku0 dūdha.

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kuḍavā (कुडवा).—m The ledge along the bottom of a wall, or a spanbreadth portion distinguished by a wash or paint of different color. v ṭhēva, ghē.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuḍava (कुडव).—m A corn-measure of two pāyalī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Kuḍava (कुडव).—A measure of grain equal to 1/4 of a Prastha or 1/16 of an Āḍhaka and containing 12 handfuls; कुडव कुडवं सर्वे व्यभजन्त तपस्विनः (kuḍava kuḍavaṃ sarve vyabhajanta tapasvinaḥ) Mb.14.9.34.

Derivable forms: kuḍavaḥ (कुडवः).

See also (synonyms): kuḍapa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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