Kuhara; 8 Definition(s)
Kuhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Kuhara (कुहर) refers to one of the thirty-three alaṃkāras (embellishments), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. These alaṃkāras, or, ‘embellishments of song’, depend upon the four types of varṇas, which refers to a specific order of musical notes (svara). They are attached to the songs of seven forms, although not generally used in the dhruvās.
According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “kuhara is that in which notes (lit the wind) being in the medium pitch (lit. stopped in the vocal passage) are (in a play-like tempo)”.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kuhara (कुहर).—A King of Kaliṅga. He was born from an aspect of the Asura called Krodhavaśa. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 65).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kuhara (कुहर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.60) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuhara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kuhara : (nt.) a hole; cavity.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Kuhara, (nt.) (der. fr. kuha) a hole, a cavity; lit. a hidingplace Dāvs. I, 62. (Page 224)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
kuhara (कुहर).—n S A cavern or cave: and, fig. a recess, abyss, cavity, hollow. Ex. jananīcyā jaṭharakaharīṃ || prāṇī asē nava māsavari ||.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
1) A cavity, hollow; as in नाभिकुहर, आस्य° (nābhikuhara, āsya°) &c. दधति कुहरभाजामत्र भल्लूकयूनामनुरसितगुरूणि स्त्यानमम्बूकृतानि (dadhati kuharabhājāmatra bhallūkayūnāmanurasitagurūṇi styānamambūkṛtāni) Māl.9.6; Ve.1.22.
2) The ear.
3) The throat.
5) Copulation; प्रवृत्तकुहरपारावत (pravṛttakuharapārāvata) ... &c. Dk.2.2.
6) A hole, rent.
7) A guttural sound.
-raḥ A window, the interior window; कुहरा अभ्यन्तरगवाक्षाः (kuharā abhyantaragavākṣāḥ) Bṛ. S.56.2. B. P.13.5.27.
Derivable forms: kuharam (कुहरम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-raṃ) 1. A cavity, a hollow. 2. A hole, a rent, &c. 3. The ear. 4. A guttural sound. 5. The throat or larynx. m.
(-raḥ) A kind of snake. E. ku the earth, &c. and hara what takes, &c. from hṛ with the aff ap.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.153 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.4.133 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.1.237 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 32 - Description of Creation (3): The family of Kaśyapa < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)