Kulisha, Kuliśa, Kuliśa, Kulisa, Kulīśa: 14 definitions
Kulisha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Kuliśa and Kuliśa and Kulīśa can be transliterated into English as Kulisa or Kulisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kulīśa (कुलीश) is the name of a Gaṇa-chief who participated in Vīrabhadra’s campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“O Nārada, listen to the numerical strength of the most important and courageous of those groups. [...] O sage, Saṃvartaka, Kulīśa, Svayamprabhu, Lokāntaka, Dīptātmā, Daityāntaka, Bhṛṅgīriṭi, Devadevapriya, Aśani and Bhālaka each went with sixty-four thousand Gaṇas. [...] Thus at the bidding of Śiva, the heroic Vīrabhadra went ahead followed by crores and crores, thousands and thousands, hundreds and hundreds of Gaṇas [viz., Kulīśa]”.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
Kuliśa (कुलिश)—Sanskrit word for a fish. This animal is from the group called Sāmudra-matsya (‘marine fish’). Sāmudra-matsya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Kuliśa (कुलिश)—Sanskrit word for a type of Battle-ax mentioned in the Mahābhārata.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Kuliśa (कुलिश, ‘axe’), is mentioned in the Ṛgveda as used for the making of chariots, and also in warfare, while the Atharvaveda refers to its employment in cutting down trees.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Google Books: Vajrayogini
Kuliśa (कुलिश) is another name for Kulika: the serpent deity (nāga) of the south-western cremation ground.—Kulika is described in the Śmaśānavidhi as smoke-colored, having a half-moon on his hood, seated beneath the mass of creepers, making the añjali. The manuscript of Guhyasamayasādhanamālā reports Kuliśa.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kulisa : (nt.) thunder-bolt; a mace.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The thunderbolt of Indra; वृत्रस्य हन्तुः कुलिशं कुण्ठिताश्रीव लभ्यते (vṛtrasya hantuḥ kuliśaṃ kuṇṭhitāśrīva labhyate) Ku.2.2; Pt.1; अवेदनाज्ञं कुलिश- क्षतानाम् (avedanājñaṃ kuliśa- kṣatānām) Ku.1.2; R.3.68;4.88; Amaru.96.
2) Ved. An axe, a hatchet; स्कन्धांसीव कुलिशेना (skandhāṃsīva kuliśenā) Rv.1.32.5.
3) The point or end of a thing; Me.63.
Derivable forms: kuliśaḥ (कुलिशः), kuliśam (कुलिशम्).
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Kulīśa (कुलीश).—Indra's thunderbolt.
Derivable forms: kulīśaḥ (कुलीशः), kulīśam (कुलीशम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ-śaṃ) 1. The thunderbolt of Indra. 2. A kind of fish. E. kuli for kula a bank, and śa what rests, from śīñ to sleep, &c. and ka aff.
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(-śaḥ-śaṃ) Indra'S thunderbolt: see kuliśa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuliśa (कुलिश).—[ku-liś + a] (perhaps rather kliś + a), m. and n. 1. An axe, Mahābhārata 3, 810. 2. The thunderbolt of Indra, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 29.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuliśa (कुलिश).—[masculine] axe, hatchet, a cert. fish; [neuter] thunderbolt, diamond; [feminine] kuliśī [Name] of a river in the sky.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuliśa (कुलिश):—m. ([from] 1. ku and liśa for riśa [from] √riś), an axe, hatchet, [Ṛg-veda i, 32, 5 and iii, 2, 1; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata]
2) n. [as m., [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Nirukta, by Yāska] and, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]] the thunderbolt of Indra, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhartṛhari] etc.
3) n. (= vajra) a diamond, [Meghadūta; Rājataraṅgiṇī vi, 273]
4) m. a sort of fish, [Suśruta]
5) mn. the plant Heliotropium indicum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Kulīśa (कुलीश):—mn. (= kuliśa) Indra’s thunderbolt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuliśa (कुलिश):—[(śaḥ-śaṃ)] 1. m. n. The thunderbolt of Indra; a kind of fish.
2) Kulīśa (कुलीश):—[(śaḥ-śaṃ)] 1. m. n. Thunder-bolt.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
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Kulīśa (कुलीश):—m. n. = kuliśa Donnerkeil [Sārasundarī] zu [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 42.] [Śabdakalpadruma]
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2) dhara m. Beiname Indra's [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 32, 31.] bhṛt desgl. [35, 6.] [Spr. 4705.] tṛṇaṃ kuliśatām (āyāti) [3572.] n. wohl Diamant [3952.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) m. Axt , Beil. —
2) (*m.) n. Donnerkeil. —
3) n. Diamant [Meghadūta] [Indische sprüche 1832.] —
4) m. ein best. Fisch. —
5) *m. n. Heliotropium indicum. —
6) f. kuliśī Nomen proprium eines Stromes in den Lüften.
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Kulīśa (कुलीश):—m. n. = kuliśa Donnerkeil.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 17 - Rāmānujācārya II alias Vādi-Haṃsa-Navāmvuda < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 13 - The Doctrine of Self-validity of Knowledge < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - Muktīśvara (mukti-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Chapter 83 - Bilveśvara (bilva-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Chapter 90 - The Greatness of Jalaśāyī Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)