Kumudini, Kumudinī: 17 definitions

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Kumudini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी).—One of the four queens of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 12. 13.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Kumudinī corresponds to Kusumasamuditā. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Kumudinī has 22 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 4, 4, [ISI], 4 and [S] mātrās.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी) or Kusumasamudita is the name of a meter belonging to the Paṅkti class of Dhruvā (songs) described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“the metre which has in its feet of ten syllables the first three and the last long, is kusumasamuditā or kumudinī”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kumudini (कुमुदिनि):—One of the synonym of crucible used for different pharmaceutical processes such as in extraction of metals

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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kumudini [कुमुदिनी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Nymphoides hydrophylla (Loureiro) Kuntze from the Menyanthaceae (Floatingheart) family having the following synonyms: Nymphoides cristata, Villarsia cristata, Menyanthes hydrophylla. For the possible medicinal usage of kumudini, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kumudini [कुमुदिनी] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Kumudini [कुमुदिनी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze from the Menyanthaceae (Bogpea) family having the following synonyms: Nymphoides humboldtiana, Nymphoides indicum.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kumudini in India is the name of a plant defined with Nymphaea capensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nymphaea stellata Willd. (among others).

2) Kumudini is also identified with Nymphaea nouchali It has the synonym Nymphaea capensis var. madagascariensis (DC.) Conard (etc.).

3) Kumudini is also identified with Nymphoides hydrophylla It has the synonym Limnanthemum hydrophyllum (Lour.) Griseb. (etc.).

4) Kumudini is also identified with Nymphoides indica It has the synonym Limnanthemum thunbergianum Griseb. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1993)
· Fragm. (Mueller) (1861)
· Kew Bulletin (1989)
· J. Cytol. Genet. (1971)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Bull. Child. Develop., Kochi Women’s Univ. (1981)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kumudini, for example health benefits, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी).—

1) A water-lily with white lotus flowers; यथेन्दावानन्दं व्रजति समुपोढे कुमुदिनी (yathendāvānandaṃ vrajati samupoḍhe kumudinī) Uttararāmacarita 5.26.; Śiśupālavadha 9.34.

2) A collection of lotuses.

3) A place abounding in lotuses.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी).—f. (-nī) A place abounding in lotuses, &c. see kumudvatī. E. kumuda, ini and ṅīṣ affs.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी).—i. e. kumuda + in + ī, f. A group of lotus flowers, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 152.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी).—[feminine] the Kumuda plant, also = [preceding]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी):—[from ku-mud] f. ([gana] puṣkarādi) an assemblage of Kumudas or a place abounding in them, [Pañcatantra; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the daughter of a Daitya, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] of the mother of Raghu-deva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी):—(nī) 3. f. A place abounding in lotuses or water-lilies.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kumudinī (कुमुदिनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kumuiṇī.

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Kumudini in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kumudini (ಕುಮುದಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] any of several water lily plants.

2) [noun] its flower.

3) [noun] a multitude of water lily plants.

4) [noun] a pond, water tank abounding in water lily plants.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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