Kurkutahi, Kurkuṭāhi: 5 definitions
Kurkutahi means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Kurkuṭāhi (कुर्कुटाहि) refers to a legendary serpent with the tail of a serpent and the head of a cock. The vehicle of the Śāsanadevī of Pārśvanātha is usually portrayed as a kurkuṭāhi. There is an illustration in the Śrīcaturviṃśatijinānandastutayaḥ, facing p. 161. The Int. to the Dravyasaṅgraha (p. xxix) says: “dragons having the body of a fowl and the head and neck of a snake”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Kurkuṭāhi (कुर्कुटाहि):—[from kurkuṭa] m. a kind of serpent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. kukkuṭāhi.)
[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.
Kurkuṭāhi (ಕುರ್ಕುಟಾಹಿ):—[noun] an animal believed to have serpent like hood and rooster like body.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 9: Kapila’s incarnation as Aśanighoṣa < [Chapter I - Five previous incarnations]
Appendix 3.2: new and rare words < [Appendices]