Kumbhayoni, Kumbha-yoni: 10 definitions

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Kumbhayoni 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—Agastya. (See under Agastya).

2) Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—A Deva woman who danced in Indrasabhā when Arjuna came to Indraloka. (Vana Parva, Chapter 43, Verse 30).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—A name of Agastya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 19. 10.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kumbhayoni in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि) is another name for Droṇapuṣpī a medicinal plant identified with either Leucas cephalotes Spreng., Leucas aspera Sprekg. or Leucas linifolia Spreng., all from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.137-138 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Kumbhayoni and Droṇapuṣpī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—m.

Derivable forms: kumbhayoniḥ (कुम्भयोनिः).

Kumbhayoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumbha and yoni (योनि).

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

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—m.

(-niḥ) 1. A name of Agastya, a saint so called. 2. Also of Vasisht'Ha; and of Drona, the miltary preceptor of the Kurus and Pandus. E. kumbha a jar, and yoni a womb; born in a water jar, &c.

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

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—m. epithet of Agastya, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 21.

Kumbhayoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumbha and yoni (योनि).

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

1) Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि):—[=kumbha-yoni] [from kumbha] m. ‘born in a water-jar’, Name of Agastya, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of Droṇa (the military preceptor of the Kurus and Pāṇḍus), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of Vasiṣṭha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] f. the plant Phlomis ceylanica (commonly droṇa-puṣpī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘having a jar-shaped pudendum’, Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata iii, 1785.]

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

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि):—[kumbha-yoni] (niḥ) 2. m. Agastya.

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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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