Kulodbhava, Kula-udbhava: 12 definitions


Kulodbhava 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kulodbhava in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव) refers to “one born of Kula”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] Intent on the practice of mantras, he wears ochre clothes. He wanders in search of alms amongst Brahmins and others in the group of eight Houses born of Kula [i.e., kulodbhava]. Craving the practice of accomplishments (siddhisādhana), he is the Āṇavayogin”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव) refers to “one’s family (from birth)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Menā said to Himācala (Himavat):—“As but is natural to women, the words of the sage have not been understood by me well. (I think it is better) that you perform the marriage of our daughter with a handsome bridegroom. Let the bridegroom of Pārvatī be born of a good family endowed with good characteristic signs [i.e., sulakṣaṇa-kulodbhava]. In every respect that marriage will yield an unprecedented happiness. Obeisance to you. Do everything necessary to make our daughter, as beloved to us as our own lives, very happy and delighted after being united with a good bridegroom”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kulodbhava in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव) refers to “descent” [i.e., ‘parental origin’], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Bharaṇī will deal in precious stones, will be flesh eaters, will be wicked men; will delight in acts of killing and torture; will be dealers in pod grains; will be of low descent (nīca-kulodbhava) or weak-minded. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव) refers to “being born in a particular family”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ Vajrasattva holding together, the excellent Vajra Jewel, Loving the Vajra Dharmakāya, born in the Vajra Karma family (vajrakarma-kulodbhava)”.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव) refers to “born of the clan (of the Gods)”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “Now, here outside, another, I shall explain the Fire Circle, [which is] red in color and is blazing greatly. He should arrange excellent Yoginīs born of the gods’ clan (kulodbhava) and others [devādiṣu kulodbhavām] on the thirty-six spokes.—[...] The thirty-six female messengers (Yoginīs) are [thus] made known. [They are] proclaimed to be red in color, and [their physical features] such as weapons are as before. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kulodbhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव).—a. sprung from a noble family, highborn; आमात्यमुख्यं धर्मज्ञं प्राज्ञं दान्तं कुलोद्भवम् (āmātyamukhyaṃ dharmajñaṃ prājñaṃ dāntaṃ kulodbhavam) Manusmṛti 7.141.

Kulodbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and udbhava (उद्भव). See also (synonyms): kulotpanna, kulodgata.

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

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) 1. Well-born, of good family. 2. Produced in a family. E. kula and udbhava birth.

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

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव):—[from kula] mfn. = kulodgata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kulodbhava (कुलोद्भव):—[kulo-dbhava] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. Idem.

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Kulodbhava in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kulodbhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kulōdbhava (ಕುಲೋದ್ಭವ):—

1) [noun] any of the men of a particular family or lineage.

2) [noun] a man of honourable family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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