Kuraka: 8 definitions
Kuraka 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Kuraka (कुरक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.61) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuraka) 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) The olibanum tree.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kurakā (कुरका):—f. the olibanum tree (Boswellia thurifera), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kurakā (कुरका):—(kā) 1. f. Olibanum tree.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kuraka (कुरक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuraya.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kuraka (ಕುರಕ):—[noun] any of the birds Gracula religiosa, Acridotheres tristis, Eulabes religiosa, Tumenuchus pagodarum and Sturnopastor contra, a few of them are able to mimic the human voice, often kept as pet; myna.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kurakalana.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Kuraka, Kurakā; (plurals include: Kurakas, Kurakās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 91 - Sage Bharadvaja entertains the whole army < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)