Kulakula, Kula-akula, Kulākula: 9 definitions


Kulakula 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kulākula (कुलाकुल) refers to “Śakti and Śiva”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Kubjikā) said to Kāmeśvarī: “There will be a wheel of energies (kalācakra) that comes forth from my body and it will know the supreme (transcendent) and lower (immanent) division. [...] Located in Mātaṅginī’s Kula, it is both the first (i.e. the most excellent) and the fifth (of the sacred seats). The entire universe has come into being due to that and that has come into being as Kulākula (Śakti and Śiva) and is born from the limbs of my body. They will (all) be in your sacrificial rite. [...]”.

2) Kulākula (कुलाकुल) is a variant for Lakulīśa, which refers to one of the eight Bhairavas (bhairava-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Bhairavas (bhairavāṣṭaka): Amogha, Mahānāda, Aṅkura, Śivottama, Ekarudra, Lakulīśa, Sūkṣmīśa, Ekanetra.—(Note the variant Kulākula)

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kulakula (कुलकुल).—f kulakulāṭa m (Imit. formations.) Brisk and confused chattering (as of children at school, play, fight): also the chirping or twittering of sparrows or little birds: also lively cawing of crows. Ex. haṃsēṃ muktā nēlī maga kēlā kulakulāṭa kā- kānnīṃ.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kulākula (कुलाकुल).—a.

1) of a mixed character or origin.

2) middling. °तिथिः (tithiḥ) m., f. the second, sixth, and the tenth lunar days of a fort-night in a month. °नक्षत्रम् (nakṣatram) Name of the lunar mansions आर्द्रा, मूला, अभिजित् (ārdrā, mūlā, abhijit) and शतभिषा (śatabhiṣā). °वारः (vāraḥ) Wednesday.

Kulākula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and akula (अकुल).

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

Kulākula (कुलाकुल).—nt., the state of a kulaṃkula, q.v.: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 27.8 (verse) kulākulaṃ ca pratipannam (WT °na with ms. Ḱ) āsīt, and he had attained the stage of one destined to be reborn in several families (before enlightenment). (ā = aṃ, § 3.3.)

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

Kulākula (कुलाकुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Of mixed origin, of a mixed character. E. kula propitious, and ākula bewildered, or kula with a neg. prefix.

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

1) Kulākula (कुलाकुल):—[from kula] mfn. excellent and not excellent, middling, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] of mixed character or origin, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (or kulākula-vāra, m.) Wednesday, [Tantrasāra] (cf. kula-vāra)

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Dānava ([varia lectio] li), [Harivaṃśa 12936]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (or -tithi f.) the second, sixth, and tenth lunar day in a half-month, [Tantrasāra]

6) [v.s. ...] n. (or -nakṣatra n.) ‘an asterism of mixed character’, Name of the lunar mansions Ārdrā, Mūlā, Abhijit, and Śatabhiṣā, [Tantrasāra]

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

Kulākula (कुलाकुल):—[kulā+kula] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Of mixed origin, of mixed character.

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Kulakula 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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