Kundaka, Kuṇḍaka: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक) is the name of a leader of Gaṇas (Gaṇapa or Gaṇeśvara or Gaṇādhipa) who came to Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20. Accordingly, after Śiva decided to become the friend of Kubera:—“[...] The leaders of Gaṇas revered by the whole world and of high fortune arrived there. [...] Kapālin with five crores, the auspicious Sandāraka with six crores and Kaṇḍuka and Kuṇḍaka each with a crore. [...]”.
These [viz., Kuṇḍaka] and other leaders of Gaṇas [viz., Gaṇapas] were all powerful (mahābala) and innumerable (asaṃkhyāta). [...] The Gaṇa chiefs and other noble souls of spotless splendour eagerly reached there desirous of seeing Śiva. Reaching the spot they saw Śiva, bowed to and eulogised him.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक).—A Śrutaṛṣi.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 10.
1b) The son of Kṣudraka and father of Suratha.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 9.
Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.70, IX.44.71) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuṇḍaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kuṇḍaka : (nt.) the powder obtained from the inner rind of rice.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kuṇḍaka, the red powder of rice husks (cp. kukkusa) Vin. II, 151; 280; J. II, 289 (text has kuṇḍadaka)=DhA. III, 325 (ibid. as ācāma°). Also used as toilet powder: DhA. II, 261 (kuṇḍakena sarīraṃ makkhetvā).—sakuṇḍaka (-bhatta) (a meal) with husk powder-cake J. V, 383.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक).—A pot; कुण्डकस्थितम् (kuṇḍakasthitam) (kajjalam) Ks.4.47.
Derivable forms: kuṇḍakaḥ (कुण्डकः), kuṇḍakam (कुण्डकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक).—adj., presumably = kuṇḍa 2, maimed (in the hand ?): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 95.5 (verse) te kuṇḍakā (Kashgar recension khuḍ- ḍakā) laṅgaka (q.v.) bhonti tatra; WT keep kuṇḍakā, altho their ms. Ḱ reads kuṇṭhakā (see s.v.), because Kumārajīva's Chinese, they say, this time is different and suggests kuṇḍa of Mahāvyutpatti.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक).—[kuṇḍa + ka], 1. A jar, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 4, 47. 2. m. A proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 6983.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kuṇḍaka (कुण्डक):—[from kuṇḍa] mn. a pot, [Kathāsaritsāgara iv, 47]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i, 6983]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of Kṣudraka, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
4) Kundaka (कुन्दक):—[from kunda] m. the resin of the plant Boswellia thurifera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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