Kusacira, aka: Kusacīra, Kushacira, Kuśacīra, Kusha-cira, Kuśacīrā; 3 Definition(s)


Kusacira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Kuśacīra and Kuśacīrā can be transliterated into English as Kusacira or Kushacira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kushachira.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Kusacira in Purana glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

Kuśacīrā (कुशचीरा).—A river the water of which Indians of ancient days used to drink. (Bhīṣma Parva. Chapter 9, Verse 24).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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kusacīra : (nt.) garment made of kusa-grass.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kuśacīra (कुशचीर).—a garment of Kuśa grass; (pragṛhya) कैकेय्याः कुशचिरे ते जानकी शुभलक्षणा (kaikeyyāḥ kuśacire te jānakī śubhalakṣaṇā) Rām.2.37.1.

Derivable forms: kuśacīram (कुशचीरम्).

Kuśacīra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuśa and cīra (चीर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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