Kumbhayoni, aka: Kumbha-yoni; 3 Definition(s)


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[Kumbhayoni in Purana glossaries]

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): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 19. 10.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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[Kumbhayoni in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kumbhayoni (कुम्भयोनि).—m.

Derivable forms: kumbhayoniḥ (कुम्भयोनिः).

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

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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