Kuladharma, Kula-dharma: 11 definitions

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Introduction:

Kuladharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kuladharma in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—The moral and ethical codes of conduct, especially with reference to family life. Arjuna told the following about Kuladharmas to Kṛṣṇa at Kurukṣetra.

In the decline of a family, its time-honoured usages perish; with the perishing of such rites impiety overtakes the entire family.

With the growth of impiety even the noble women become unchaste, and if women become corrupt, mixture of castes ensues.

Hell is verily the lot of the family and family-destroyers through caste admixture; for, their ancestors fall deprived of balls of rice and libations.

The ever-lasting caste virtues and the family merits get ruined because of the chaos in the caste system. We have heard that hell is verily the long-lasting abode of the men whose family religious practices have been broken. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 25 and the Gītā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—Transgressors of Kuladharma are unfit for śrāddha purposes.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 41.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kuladharma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—m (S) A religion or a religious practice descended through a race.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—m A religious practice descended through a race.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kuladharma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—a duty or custom peculiar to a family or caste.

Derivable forms: kuladharmaḥ (कुलधर्मः).

Kuladharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and dharma (धर्म).

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Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—a family custom, a duty or custom peculiar to a family; उत्सन्नकुलधर्माणां मनुष्याणां जनार्दन (utsannakuladharmāṇāṃ manuṣyāṇāṃ janārdana) Bg. 1.44; Ms.1.118;8.14.

Derivable forms: kuladharmaḥ (कुलधर्मः).

Kuladharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and dharma (धर्म).

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

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—m. the customs of families, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 118.

Kuladharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and dharma (धर्म).

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

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म).—[masculine] practice, observance, or duty of a family.

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

1) Kuladharma (कुलधर्म):—[=kula-dharma] [from kula] m. practice or observance peculiar to a tribe or family, peculiar duty of caste or race, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Manu-smṛti etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] peculiar practice or duty of the Kaulas.

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

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म):—[kula-dharma] (rmmaḥ) 1. m. Practice or observance peculiar to a caste.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म):—(kula + dharma) m. die Satzungen der Familie, der Gemeine [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 1, 17.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 118. 8, 41.] [Bhagavadgītā 1, 44.] [Mahābhārata 13, 5080.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 110, 37.]

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Kuladharma (कुलधर्म):—die Satzungen der Kaula [Oxforder Handschriften 91,a,9. 92,a,17.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kuladharma (कुलधर्म):—m. die Satzungen , der Brauch

1) der Familie [Āpastamba’s Dharmasūtra] —

2) der Kaula.

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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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