Kukkula, Kukkuḷa: 5 definitions


Kukkula means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kukkuḷa can be transliterated into English as Kukkula or Kukkulia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the nirayas. King Dandaki was born there because of his heinous crime (J.v.114, 143; ItvA.195).

Sarabhanga spoke of him as suffering there, sunk in a mass of glowing coals (kukkula) one hundred leagues deep; huge glowing sparks fall on him and enter his body through nine sores (J.v.144).

Beside this niraya are the Gutha niraya and the Simbalivana. M.iii.185.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kukkuḷa : (m.) hot ashes; name of a hell.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kukkuḷa, (taken as variant of kukkuṭa by Morris, J. P. T. S. 1885, 39; occurs also in BSk. as Name of a Purgatory, e.g. MVastu I. 6; III, 369, 455. The classical Sk. form is kukūla) hot ashes, embers S. III, 177; J. II, 134; Kvu 208, cf. trans. 127; with ref. to Purgatory S. I, 209; J. V, 143 (°nāma Niraya); Sdhp. 194; Pgdp 24.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kukkula (कुक्कुल).—(nt. or m.; = kukūla, q.v.; = Pali kukkuḷa), name of a hell: Mahāvastu i.6.16; i.11.1, 5 = iii.455.13, 17; iii.185.16; 369.4. In Pali the word is recorded as meaning also hot ashes, embers.

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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

Kukkuḷa (ಕುಕ್ಕುಳ):—[noun] a sound imitating that of something bubbling up and boiling.

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Kukkuḻa (ಕುಕ್ಕುೞ):—[noun] = ಕುಕ್ಕುಳ [kukkula].

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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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