Kurabaka: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kurabaka (कुरबक) refers to one of the various flowers conjured by Vasanta (spring) in an attempt to charm Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.9. Accordingly as Kāma related to Brahmā:—“[...] Spring (Vasanta) too did the needful in enchanting Him. O, listen to it, O fortunate Being. I tell you the truth, the truth alone. He caused the various kinds of flowers to bloom in the place where Śiva was stationed—flowers such as Campakas, Keśaras, Punnāgas, Ketakas, Mallikās, Kurabakas etc. etc.”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kurabaka (कुरबक).—A species of amaranth; [Barlaria Prionitis Linn] It is a handsome shrub. Kālidāsa describes the plant as कान्तामुखद्युति (kāntāmukhadyuti) (cf. Ṛs. 6.18). Modern scientists describe it as a lipped flower referring to the form of its petals. कुरवका रवकारणतां ययुः (kuravakā ravakāraṇatāṃ yayuḥ) R.9.29; Me.8; Ṛs.6.18. -वम् (vam) (bam), -व (va)(ba) कम् (kam) The flower of this tree; चूडापाशे नवकुरवकम् (cūḍāpāśe navakuravakam) Me.67; प्रत्याख्यातविशेषकं कुरवकं श्यामावदातारुणम् (pratyākhyātaviśeṣakaṃ kuravakaṃ śyāmāvadātāruṇam) M.3.5.
Derivable forms: kurabakaḥ (कुरबकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kurabaka (कुरबक).—[masculine] crimson amaranth; [neuter] its flower.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kurabaka (कुरबक):—[from kuraṇṭa] m. red amaranth (or a red kind of Barleria), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a species of rice, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] n. the blossom of red amaranth (or of a red kind of Barleria), [Śakuntalā; Mālavikāgnimitra; Vikramorvaśī etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.5 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Trees and Plants < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 6.1d - Nihnutayoni (1): Tulyadehitulya < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 9 - The power of Kāma and the birth of his attendants < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 45 - The Manifesṭation of Narasiṃha < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 253 - Modes of Viṣṇu’s Worship < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 7 - Holy Rites for Special Attainments < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Chapter 13 - The Greatness of Svāmipuṣkariṇī: Dharmagupta < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 16 - Description of the Temple of Aruṇācala by Brahma and Viṣṇu < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]