Kulantai, Kuḷantai, Kuḻantai: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Kuḷantai (Peruṅkuḷam) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Malaināṭu (“hill Country”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Kuḷantai] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

Source: academia.edu: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition

Kuḷantai (குளந்தை) refers to one of the Navatiruppati: a collection of nine Temples (divyadeśas) nearby Kurukūr (modern Āḻvārtirunakari): the birth-place of Nammāḻvār.—[...] Nammāḻvār was born in Kurukūr (modern Āḻvārtirunakari), a majestic temple of the Nāyaka period is today found in this city-like-village. Nearby nine Divyadeśas are located that are collectively known as Navatiruppati [e.g., Kuḷantai].

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Kulantai refers to one of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—Kulantai is the venue of Lord Srinivasa. The utsavabera is called Mayakkuttan.

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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

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kulantai in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kuḻantai (குழந்தை) noun < குழ. [kuzha.]

1. Infant, babe, suckling; கைப்பிள்ளை. குழந்தையை யுயிர்த்த மலடிக்கு [kaippillai. kuzhanthaiyai yuyirtha maladikku] (கம்பராமாயணம் உருக்கா. [kambaramayanam urukka.] 65).

2. Childhood, tender age; இளமைப்பருவம். குழந்தை வெண்மதி [ilamaipparuvam. kuzhanthai venmathi] (கம்பராமாயணம் ஊர்தேடு. [kambaramayanam urthedu.] 209).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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