Kukura, Kukurā: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kukura (कुकुर).—(KUKŪRA). A King of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty. From Vṛṣṇi the descendants are in the following order:—Yudhājit—Śini—Satyaka—Sātyaki (Yuyudhāna)—Jaya—Kuṇi—Anamitra—Pṛśni—Citraratha—Kukura. As Kukura was a very reputed King his successors were also called Kukuras. The Kṣatriyas of this dynasty were subject to the orders of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 28). Members of the Kukura and Andhaka dynasties became drunkards, and at last quarrelled with one another and died. (Mausala Parva, Chapter 3).

2) Kukura (कुकुर).—A serpent born in the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103, Verse 10).

3) Kukura (कुकुर).—An urban region in ancient India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 60).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kukura (कुकुर).—The father of Vanhi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 19.

1b) A son of Satyaka (Andhaka, Matsya-purāṇa) and father of Vṛṣṇi. (Ugrasena, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 116; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 61-2, 76; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 134.

1c) An Asura follower of Bali.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 245. 32.

1d) A son of Andhaka and father of Dhṛṣṭa;1 descendants of.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 12, 13.
  • 2) Ib. V. 35, 16, 37, 39.

1e) A tribe which defended Dvārakā. Relieved by Kaṃsā's death; fought with their kinsmen and ended their lives;1 kingdom of.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 11. 11; X. 45. 15; XI. 30. 18.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 43.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kukura (कुकुर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.10/V.103, VI.10.41, VI.47.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kukura) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Kukura is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.46.21, II.48.14, II.48.15, V.103.10, VI.10.41) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kukura (कुकुर).—

1) A dog (also kūkuraḥ)

2) Name of a fragrant tree and perfume.

Derivable forms: kukuraḥ (कुकुरः).

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Kukurā (कुकुरा).—(pl.)

1) Name of a country; also called दशार्ह (daśārha).

2) Name of a people, a tribe of the Yādavas; Śi.6.15, 13.6,16.79.

Derivable forms: kukurāḥ (कुकुराः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukura (कुकुर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A dog. 2. A branch of the Yadu race: see kukkura. 3. A plant and perfume: see granthiparṇī. m. plu.

(-rāḥ) A country: see daśārha. E. kuk to take, urac Unadi affix; also kukkura.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukura (कुकुर).—[masculine] [Name] of a people.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kukura (कुकुर):—m. ([Uṇādi-sūtra i, 41]) = kukkura (a dog), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Name of a plant and perfume (= granthi-parṇī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Name of a prince (son of Andhaka), [Mahābhārata xiii, 7679; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) m. [plural] the descendants of that prince, [Harivaṃśa 2030]

5) m. Name of a people (branch of the Yadu race), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.] (often named in connection with the Andhakas or Andhas)

6) the country of the Kukura people.

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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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