Kumbhayoni, Kumbha-yoni: 6 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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.

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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. 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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