Kushanabha, Kuśanābha: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kuśanābha can be transliterated into English as Kusanabha or Kushanabha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kushanabha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Kuśanābha (कुशनाभ):—One of the four sons of Kuśa (son of Ajaka). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.4)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuśanābha (कुशनाभ).—A son born to Kuśa of Vaidarbhī. (For Genealogy see under Viśvāmitra). Sage Kuśa had four sons, namely Kuśāmba, Kuśanābha, Asūrtarajasa and Vasu, and Kuśanābha built Mahodayapura and lived there. One hundred daughters were born to him of his wife Ghṛtācī. Vāyubhagavān once asked the girls to marry him at which proposal they laughed at him in derision. He cursed them and made them hunch-backed ugly women, and Kuśanābha felt very sorry about this cruel fate of his daughters.

To Somadā, daughter of a Gandharva woman called Ūrmilā, had been born a son, Brahmadatta, due to the mental power of the sage Cūli Kuśanābha gave in marriage his hundred daughters to Brahmadatta, and they were cured of their hunch at the touch of Brahmadatta and became their previous beautiful selves.

Kuśanābha conducted the yajña called Putrakāmeṣṭi, and Kuśa, who was so pleased by the yajña blessed him to have a son called Gādhi. Viśvāmitra was the son of this Gādhi. Viśvāmitra had also a sister Satyavatī, whom Ṛcīka wedded. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Cantos 32-35).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kuśanābha (कुशनाभ).—One of the four sons of Kuśa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 62; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 8.

1b) A son of Vaivasvata Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 11. 41.
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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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[«previous next»] — Kushanabha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuśanābha (कुशनाभ):—[=kuśa-nābha] [from kuśa] m. Name of a son of Kuśa, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Kushanabha 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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