Kulocita, Kula-ucita: 2 definitions

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Kulocita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kulochita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kulocita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kulocita (कुलोचित) refers to “befitting to one’s family”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] In an auspicious hour, in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. [...] The child was fondly attached to every member of the family, Hence the kinsmen called her Pārvatī, a name befitting her family [i.e., kulocita]. The girl had all the qualities of good conduct and behaviour. Afterwards when Kālī wanted to perform a penance she was forbidden by her mother who said—“O, no (Umā). Hence O sage, the sweetfaced lady came to be called Umā in the world. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kulocita (कुलोचित):—[=ku-locita] [from kula] mfn. customary in a f°amily, [Buddha-carita]

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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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