Kuruvinda: 9 definitions

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Kuruvinda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द) is a Sanskrit word for a variety of rice (ṣaṣṭika) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The word is composed of kuru (‘boiled rice’) and vinda (‘attaining’). The plant Kuruvinda is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Kuruvinda is said to be cold, unctuous, non-heavy, promoting the stability of and alleviates the three doṣas.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द).—An urban area in ancient India. The people of Kuruvinda were called Kuruvindas. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 87, Verse 9).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द) refers to a “ruby”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.48. Īśānadeva remarks that it is one of the four kinds of rubies (viz., prathamajātaka, dvitīyajātaka, saugandhika and kuruvinda).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kuruvinda.—cf. kuṟuvindam (SII 2), an inferior ruby. Note: kuruvinda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द).—(also kuruvillaḥ) A ruby; Śi.9.8.

-ndam 1 Black salt.

2) A mirror.

Derivable forms: kuruvindaḥ (कुरुविन्दः), kuruvindam (कुरुविन्दम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द).—m. (Pali °vindaka, a powder for the bath, made from a ‘stone’, -pāsāṇa-, acc. to Vin. Comm. 1200.1), a sort of bath-powder, acc. to Tibetan made of ground lead (zha ñe brdar): Mvy 9291. In Mvy 5981 the same word (m.) certainly means ruby as in Sanskrit; it follows words for gold and silver. Tibetan transliterates, or alternatively renders by zha ñe, lead (base metals are named in the sequel); Chin. tin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द).—mn.

(-ndaḥ-ndaṃ) 1. A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) 2. A kind of barley: see kalmāṣa. 3. A ruby: see kuruvilla. 4. Black salt. 5. Vermilion. 6. A mirror. E. kuru Kurudesa, vind to gain, and śa affix; found in that country.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuruvinda (कुरुविन्द).—m. 1. The name of several plants, a kind of barley, [Suśruta] 1, 197, 1. 2. A ruby, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 8.

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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. 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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