Kulata, Kulatā, Kulaṭa, Kulāṭa: 8 definitions

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Kulata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

Kulatā (कुलता) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) presided over by Mahāvīryā, according to the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala. It is also known as Kulutā. Mahāvīryā is a deity situated in one of the six petals of the southern lotus, of which the presiding deity is kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Pāṇḍaravāsinī. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.

Kulatā is one of the twenty-four pīṭhas, or ‘sacred-site’ (six lotuses each having six petals), each corresponding with a part of the human body. Kulatā is to be contemplated as situated in the knees. Besides being associated with a bodily spot, each pīṭha represents an actual place of ancient India frequented particularly by advanced tantric practitioners

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Kulatā (कुलता) is one of the two Upaśmaśāna (‘sacred spot’) present within the Kāyacakra (‘circle of body’) which is associated with the Ḍākinī named Pātālavāsinī (‘a woman living underground’), according to the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra. Vākcakra is one of three Cakras within the Tricakra system which embodies twenty-four sacred spots or districts (viz., Kulatā) resided over by twenty-four ‘sacred girls’ (ḍākinīs) whose husbands abide in one’s body in the form of twenty-four ingredients (dhātu) of one’s body.

Kulatā has the presiding Ḍākinī named Mahāvīryā whose husband, or hero (vīra) is named Vajrasattva. The associated internal location are the ‘knees’ and the bodily ingredient (dhātu) is the ‘snivel’. According to the Vajraḍākavivṛti, the districts Kulatā, Maru, Pretapurī and Triśakuni are associated with the family deity of Vārāhī; while in the Abhidhānottarottaratantra there is the Ḍāka deity named Viśvaḍāka standing in the center of the districts named Nagara, Sindhu, Maru and Kulatā.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kulaṭā (कुलटा).—f S An unchaste woman.

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

kulaṭā (कुलटा).—f An unchaste woman.

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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

Kulaṭa (कुलट).—Any son except own, an adopted son.

-ṭā [kulātkulāntaraṃ aṭati śakandhvādi P.VI.1.94 Vār.] An unchaste woman; उच्छिन्नाश्रयकातरेव कुलटा गोत्रान्तरं श्रीर्गता (ucchinnāśrayakātareva kulaṭā gotrāntaraṃ śrīrgatā) Mu.6.5; Y.1.215. यथेष्टं चेष्टन्ते स्फुटकुचतटाः पश्य कुलटाः (yatheṣṭaṃ ceṣṭante sphuṭakucataṭāḥ paśya kulaṭāḥ) Udb.

Derivable forms: kulaṭaḥ (कुलटः).

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Kulāṭa (कुलाट).—A kind of fish.

Derivable forms: kulāṭaḥ (कुलाटः).

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

Kulaṭa (कुलट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) Any son except the one begotten, as one adopted, bought, &c. f.

(-ṭā) An unchaste woman. E. kula race, and aṭa who goes, deriv. irr.; by whom the family honour is injured.

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Kulāṭa (कुलाट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A small fish. E. kula for kūla a bank, and aṭa who goes; burrowing in the sand and mud.

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

Kulaṭā (कुलटा).—f. An unchaste woman, [Pañcatantra] 37, 11.

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

1) Kulaṭa (कुलट):—m. ([from] kula and √aṭ, [Pāṇini 4-1, 127; Kāśikā-vṛtti]), any son except one’s own offspring (an adopted son, bought son, etc.), [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Kulaṭā (कुलटा):—[from kulaṭa] f. ([gana] śakandhv-ādi) an unchaste woman, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Yājñavalkya] etc. (cf. kumāra-k)

3) [v.s. ...] an honourable female mendicant, [Pāṇini 4-1, 127; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

4) Kulāṭa (कुलाट):—m. a kind of small fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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