Kudmala, Kuḍmalā, Kuḍmala: 14 definitions


Kudmala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल) refers to “(lotus) buds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) brought his daughter (Pārvatī) before Śiva: “Then Śiva looked at her in the first flush of her youth. [...] Her two breasts resembling lotus-buds [i.e., rājīva-kuḍmala] were stout, plump and firm. Her waist was slender and the curly locks of her hair shone well. Her feet resembled the land-lotus and were comely in appearance. She was competent to shake the minds of even the sages deeply engrossed in meditation, even at the very sight. She was a crest-jewel of all the maidens in the world”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuḍmalā (कुड्मला).—A river sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 46.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल) refers to the “bud” of a flower, as mentioned in a list of four synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Kuḍmala] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल) refers to “motive for crowning § 3.30.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल).—a. [Uṇādi-sūtra 1.16] Opening, full-blown, expanding, (as the blossom of a flower); R.18.37; विस्तारिस्तनकुम्भकुड्मलभरोत्सङ्गेन संभाविता (vistāristanakumbhakuḍmalabharotsaṅgena saṃbhāvitā) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.6.

-laḥ An opening bud; विजृम्भणोद्गन्धिषु कुड्मलेषु (vijṛmbhaṇodgandhiṣu kuḍmaleṣu) R.16.47; Uttararāmacarita 6.17; द्योतिताग्रः समैः कुन्दकुड्मलाग्रदतः स्मितैः (dyotitāgraḥ samaiḥ kundakuḍmalāgradataḥ smitaiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 2.7.

-m 1 A particular hell; Manusmṛti 4.89; Y.3.222.

2) The arrowhead (point); कुड्मलश्चाभवद्विष्णुस्तस्मिन्निषुवरे तदा (kuḍmalaścābhavadviṣṇustasminniṣuvare tadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.34.19.

See also (synonyms): kuṭmala.

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Kudmala (कुद्मल).—= कुड्मल (kuḍmala) q. v.

Derivable forms: kudmalam (कुद्मलम्).

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

Kudmala (कुद्मल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) An opening bud. n.

(-laṃ) One of the hells in which sinners are punished, where they are bound with ropes. E. kuṭ to be curved, and kmalac Unadi affix, or kala affix. with muṭ inserted.

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Kuḍmala (कुड्मल).—m.

(-laḥ) A new bud; see kudmala.

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Kudmala (कुद्मल).—n.

(-laṃ) An opening bud: see kudmala.

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

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल).— (cf. kuṭmala), I. m. An opening bud, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 2, 25. Ii. adj. Opening, Mahābhārata 4, 393. Iii. n. A kind of hell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 89.

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

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल).—[adjective] blossoming; [substantive] blossom (l.&[feminine]), [neuter] a cert. hell.

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

1) Kuḍmala (कुड्मल):—mfn. filled with buds, [Mahābhārata iv, 393; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa xviii, 36]

2) mn. a bud (sometimes written kuṭmala), [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc. (cf. stana-k)

3) n. a particular hell, [Manu-smṛti iv, 89; Yājñavalkya iii, 222.]

4) Kudmala (कुद्मल):—for kuḍm q.v.

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

1) Kuḍmala (कुड्मल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A new bud.

2) Kudmala (कुद्मल):—(laṃ) 1. n. An opening bud.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kuḍmala (कुड्मल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuṃpala.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuḍmala (ಕುಡ್ಮಲ):—

1) [noun] a bud about to open; an opening bud.

2) [noun] name of a meter that has fourteen syllables.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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