Kumbhika, aka: Kumbhīka, Kumbhikā; 2 Definition(s)
Kumbhika 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kumbhīka (कुम्भीक).—A hell, for those fallen from Karma.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 89.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) A small pot; गृहीत्वा जलकुम्भिकाम् (gṛhītvā jalakumbhikām) Ks.6. 41.
2) A harlot.
3) A disease of the eyes.
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1) The Punnāga tree.
2) A catamite.
-kā Swelling of the eye-lids. see कुम्भिका (kumbhikā).
Derivable forms: kumbhīkaḥ (कुम्भीकः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter III - Pathology of the diseases of the eye-lids < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XXXII - Treatment of an attack by Putana-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter I - Diseases of the eye and its appendages < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CLXXVII - The Nidanam of Syphilis < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CLXXI - The Nidanam of diseases of the eyes < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)