Kukari, Kukkarī, Kukkari, Kūkāri, Kūkari, Kukarī: 5 definitions

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Kukari means something in the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Kukari (कुकरि) is another name for Kukaripā: one of the eighty-four Siddhas (Siddhācāryas) of the Sahajayāna school, according to sources such as the Varṇaratnākara of Jyotirīśvara (i.e., the Varna-Ratnakara by Jyotirishwar Thakur).—The Sahaja-Yana is a philosophical and esoteric movement of Tantric Buddhism which had enormous influence in the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas.—Many of these Mahāsiddhas [e.g., Kukari-pā] were historical figures whose lives and mystical powers were the subject of legends. They are often associated with teachings belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Ajivikism and Jainism such as the Nath Tradition.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kukari in India is the name of a plant defined with Celosia argentea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amaranthus purpureus Nieuwl. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Planta Medica (1997)
· Journal of Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1988)
· Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage (1934)
· Flora of West Pakistan (1974)
· Taxon (1978)
· Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kukkari (ಕುಕ್ಕರಿ):—

1) [noun] a female dog.

2) [noun] (contemp.) a contemptible or despicable man; an unchaste woman.

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kūkari (ಕೂಕರಿ):—[noun] a mean, contemptible fellow.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kūkāri (கூகாரி) noun < ghukāri. Crow; காக்கை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [kakkai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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