Kukkura; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—A King of the Lunar dynasty, the founder of the Kukkura dynasty.

2) Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—A noble sage who distinguished himself in Dharmaputra’s court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 19).

3) Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—An urban region in ancient India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 42).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa; killed by Kulasundarikā in battle.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 79; 25. 28 and 97.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A rock near Himava. The Buddha Vipassi once visited it, and Pupphathupiya lived there in a previous birth (Ap.i.158).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Kukkura (कुक्कुर, “dog”) represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. If they have deceived honest people (sajjanāvamāna), they take the body of [for example], a dog (kukkura).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geogprahy

Kukkura (कुक्कुर) or Kukkurapabbata is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—These pabbatas [Kukkura, Kosika, and Kadamba] are stated in the Apadāna (pp. 155, 381 and 382 respectively) to be not very far off from the Himavanta.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kukkura : (m.) a dog.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kukkura, (Sk. kurkura, or is it ku-krura? Cp. kurūra) a dog. usually of a fierce character, a hound A. III, 389; V, 271; J. I, 175 sq.; 189; Pv III, 7Q; Sdhp. 90. In similes: S. IV, 198; M. I, 364; A. IV, 377.—f. kukkurinī Miln. 67.

—vatika (adj.) imitating a dog, cynic M. I, 387 (+dukkara kāraka; also as k°-vata, °sīla, °citta, °ākappa); D. III, 6, 7; Nett 99 (+govatika; —saṅgha a pack of hounds A. III, 75. (Page 218)

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

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kukkura (कुक्कुर).—m S A dog. Ex. itakyā pāvasānta andhārānta jāṇārā ēkaca cākara kīṃ ku0.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kukkura (कुक्कुर).—m A dog.

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

Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—(- f.) [Uṇ 1.41] A dog; यस्यैतच्च न कुक्कुरैरहरहर्जङ्घान्तरं चर्व्यते (yasyaitacca na kukkurairaharaharjaṅghāntaraṃ carvyate) Mk.2.12.

-ram A vegetable perfume.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kukkura (कुक्कुर).—m.

(-raḥ) A dog. n.

(-raṃ) A vegetable perfume, commonly Ganthiala: see granthiparṇī. f. (-rī) A bitch. E. kuk to take. uran Unadi affix, and ka inserted; also kukura.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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