Kukkuteshvara, Kukkuṭeśvara, Kukkuta-ishvara: 6 definitions


Kukkuteshvara 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.

The Sanskrit term Kukkuṭeśvara can be transliterated into English as Kukkutesvara or Kukkuteshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kukkuteshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kukkuṭeśvara (कुक्कुटेश्वर) is another name for Mahākāleśvara, one of the various Tīrthas (holy places) mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The city of Ujjayinī in Madhya-Pradesh is famous for the shrine of Mahākāla, one of the twelve jyotirliṅgas and is situated on the bank of the river Siprā. Kālidasā has immortalised this city in his Meghadūta and Raghuvaṃśa (6.32-35). By the touch of this liṅga, a person goes to Śiva with his body knowing this Brahmā threw a stone having the form of a cock (kukkuṭā-kṛti), it became Kukkuṭeśvara.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kukkuteshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kukkuṭeśvara (कुक्कुटेश्वर):—[from kukkuṭa > kukkuṭ] m. Name of a Mantra

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Liṅga, [Skanda-purāṇa]

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

Kukkuṭeśvara (कुक्कुटेश्वर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kukkuḍesara.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kukkuteshvara in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Kukkuteshvara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kukkuṭēśvara (ಕುಕ್ಕುಟೇಶ್ವರ):—[noun] Bāhubali, one of the Jaina spiritual teachers.

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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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