Kurabaka: 7 definitions


Kurabaka 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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; Meghadūta 8; Ṛtusaṃhāra 6.18. -वम् (vam) (bam), -व (va)(ba) कम् (kam) The flower of this tree; चूडापाशे नवकुरवकम् (cūḍāpāśe navakuravakam) Meghadūta 67; प्रत्याख्यातविशेषकं कुरवकं श्यामावदातारुणम् (pratyākhyātaviśeṣakaṃ kuravakaṃ śyāmāvadātāruṇam) M.3.5.

Derivable forms: kurabakaḥ (कुरबकः).

See also (synonyms): kurava, kuraba, kuravaka.

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)

Kurabaka (कुरबक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kuraya, Kuravaya.

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Kurabaka 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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