Kumarga, Kumārga: 8 definitions


Kumarga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Kumarg.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Kumārga (कुमार्ग) refers to “bad ways”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, having praised the Lord with these verses, addressed himself to the Lord: ‘[...] The Lord, having awakened through his own power (svayaṃbhū), entered into the state of perfect awakening by him self (svayam) to the total reality without a teacher. The Lord is the leader, and teaches the right way to those on bad ways (kumārga-pratipanna) without any leader (anāyaka). [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kumārga (कुमार्ग).—m (S A bad road or way.) fig. A lax or devious course; immorality or licentiousness: also impiety, irreligion, heresy, heterodoxy.

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

kumārga (कुमार्ग).—m A devious course; immorality, impiety, irreligion.

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

1) Kumārga (कुमार्ग):—[=ku-mārga] [from ku] a m. a bad way ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Pañcatantra etc.]

2) [=ku-mārga] b See 1. ku.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kumarga 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kumārga (कुमार्ग) [Also spelled kumarg]:—(nm) evil/undesirable course; ~[gāmī] taking an evil course.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kumārga (ಕುಮಾರ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] a bad or wrong path.

2) [noun] an immoral way or means.

3) [noun] belief or practice contrary to orthodox doctrine; heresy.

4) [noun] (rhet.) a style in poetics, which is not accepted.

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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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