Kushaplava, Kuśaplava: 2 definitions


Kushaplava 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.

The Sanskrit term Kuśaplava can be transliterated into English as Kusaplava or Kushaplava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuśaplava (कुशप्लव).—(KUŚAPLAVANAM). A holy place. He who bathes and spends three nights there will derive the benefits of an aśvamedha yajña. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 12, Verse 21). It was here that Ditidevī, wife of Kaśyapa did tapas for a son who would be equal to Indra. Again it was here that Indra entered into the womb of Diti and cut into pieces the child in the womb. Kuśaplava became famous because of the above happenings. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Canto 46).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuśaplava (कुशप्लव):—[=kuśa-plava] [from kuśa] m. Name of a hermitage, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 46, 8] ([edition] [Bombay edition])

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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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