Kumbhayoni, Kumbha-yoni: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
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.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)
Kumbhayoni in India is the name of a plant defined with Sesbania grandiflora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dolichos arboreus Forssk. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1985)
· Sylva Telluriana (1838)
· Synopsis Plantarum (1807)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1997)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Kumbhayoni, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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Languages of India and abroad
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
(-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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Yoni, Kumbha.
Starts with: Kumbhayonih.
Ends with: Agastyakumbhayoni.
Full-text: Dronapushpi, Kumbhodbhava, Kumbharetas, Apsaras, Agasti.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Kumbhayoni, Kumbha-yoni; (plurals include: Kumbhayonis, yonis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 76 - Shambuka is slain by Rama < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 82 - Rama takes leave of Agastya < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 2 - The Birth of Vishravas < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XLIII < [Indralokagamana Parva]
The Golden Age of Hindu-Javanese Art < [September-October 1931]