Kulinda: 8 definitions
Kulinda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kulinda (कुलिन्द).—See Kuninda.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 11 .
1b) People of a southern? kingdom; enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 59. 48; 18. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 116; Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [50 (V) 3].
Kulinda (कुलिन्द) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.54, VI.10.61) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kulinda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Kulinda (कुलिन्द) [=Kaulinda?] is the name of an ancient kingdom or tribe of people, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Jupiter should be eclipsed by the lunar disc the men of Gāndhāra, of Sauvīraka, of Sindhu and of Kīra (Kāśmīra) the rulers of the Draviḍa countries and Brāhmins as well as food grains and mountains will suffer for ten months. If Mars should be so eclipsed the rulers of Traigarta (Lāhora) and of Mālavā, with their fighting men in their cars, the chiefs of Kulinda, the rulers of Śibi, of Audha, of Kuru (Delhi), of Matsya and of Śukti will suffer for six months”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kulinda (कुलिन्द).—(pl.) Name of a country and its rulers.
Derivable forms: kulindaḥ (कुलिन्दः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kulinda (कुलिन्द).—m. 1. pl. The name of a people, Mahābhārata 2, 590. 2. Its prince, Mahābhārata 3, 12350.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kulinda (कुलिन्द):—m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]
2) m. a prince of the Kulindas, [ib.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+5): Kulindopatyaka, Subahu, Kuṇinda, Kaulinda, Sauviraka, Asriggraha, Ganapungava, Dravidadhipa, Vahana, Shukti, Udyukta, Ayodhyaka, Shaila, Traigartaka, Lahora, Kaurava, Vibhinna, Vakpati, Dashamasa, Audha.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Kulinda; (plurals include: Kulindas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section 85 < [Karna Parva]
Section 8 < [Karna Parva]
Section CLXXVI < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Bhāratavarṣa: Its Rivers and Regions < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 16 - The Description of Bharata < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 18 - Description of the Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)