Kumbhipaka, aka: Kumbhīpāka, Kumbhi-paka; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kumbhīpāka (कुम्भीपाक).—One of the twentyeight narakas (hells). It is intended for the cruel folk, who kill for food harmless animals and birds. Since such cruel folk are roasted in Kumbhī fire the hell came to be known by this name. Big vessels full of boiling oil are kept there and the servants of Yama push the sinners into them. One who had killed an animal will be kept in the boiling oil for as many years as the number of hairs the animal killed by him had on its body. (Devī Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha; also see under Pitṛtīrtha).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kumbhīpāka (कुम्भीपाक).—One of the 28 hells intended for those who deprive a Brāhmaṇa of his property, and for flesh and meat-eaters.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 7 and 13; X. 64. 38; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 28. 83; III. 19. 61; Matsya-purāṇa 141. 70.
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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Kumbhīpāka (कुम्भीपाक) refers to one of the thirty hells (naraka) mentioned in the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 8.21 (on the narrative of hells). The hells are destinations where dead beings brought by messengers of Yama (the God of the Pitṛs), and get punished by him according to their karmas and faults.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam (mentioning Kumbhīpāka), is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kumbhīpāka (कुंभीपाक).—m S The name of a hell. Ex. kumbhī- pākāmājī ghālīla || viḍambīla nānāparī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kumbhīpāka (कुंभीपाक).—m The name of a hell.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kumbhīpāka (कुम्भीपाक).—

1) the contents of a cooking-vessel.

2) (sing. or pl.) a particular hell in which the wicked are baked like potter's vessels; Y.3.224; Ms.12.76.

Derivable forms: kumbhīpākaḥ (कुम्भीपाकः).

Kumbhīpāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumbhī and pāka (पाक).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumbhīpāka (कुम्भीपाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A hell. E. kumbhī a pot, and pāka what cooks: in which the wicked are baked like potters' vessels.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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