Kusheshaya, Kuśeśaya: 13 definitions


Kusheshaya 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 Kuśeśaya can be transliterated into English as Kusesaya or Kusheshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kusheshaya in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—One of the seven major mountains in Kuśadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. It is also known by the name Kaṅka. Kuśadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—One of six great mountains in the Kuśa island. Durdharṣa, Dyutimān, Puṣpavān, Kuśeśaya, Kumuda and Hari are the six mountains. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 12, Verses 10 and 11).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—(Mt.) a hill of Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 50; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 41.

1b) Same as Kaṅka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 58.

1c) A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 76.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kusheshaya in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय) refers to a “lotus”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“Now, at this moment, I will tell the highest-most teaching to be worshipped with this mantra, for the sake of peace from all calamities, resulting in the fruits of all Siddhis. [He worships] Deva as Tumburu in the middle of an eight petaled lotus (kuśeśayaaṣṭapatre kuśeśaye), in the maṇḍala, [starting] in the East, O Devī. [The Sādhaka] honors the Lord who is ten-armed, five-faced, and three eyed, with the form and faces like Sadāśiva. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kusheshaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—A water-lily, a lotus in general; भूयात्केशशयरजोमृदुरेणुरस्याः (bhūyātkeśaśayarajomṛdureṇurasyāḥ) (panthāḥ) Ś.4.1; R.6.18. कुशेशयैरत्र जलाशयोषिता (kuśeśayairatra jalāśayoṣitā) Śiśupālavadha 4.33.

-yaḥ The (Indian) crane or Sārasa bird.

Derivable forms: kuśeśayam (कुशेशयम्).

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

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—n.

(-yaṃ) A lotus in general. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A tree, commonly Kaniyar: see karṇikāra. 2. The Indian crane. E. kuśa water, in the seventh case, śīñ to sleep or rest, with the affix ac.

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

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—i. e. kuśa + i-śī + a, I. adj. Dwelling in Kuśa grass (viz. fire), Mahābhārata 13, 1698. Ii. n. A water lily, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 18, 3.

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

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय).—[adjective] lying on Kuśa grass; [neuter] waterlily.

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

1) Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय):—[=kuśe-śaya] [from kuśa] a mfn. lying in Kuśa grass, [Mahābhārata xiii, 1698]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of tree (Pterospermum Acerifolium), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the Indian crane, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain in Kuśa-dvīpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. ‘lying in water’, a water-lily, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] n. [once f(ā). , [Harivaṃśa 8428]]

7) [=kuśe-śaya] b etc. See kuśa.

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

Kuśeśaya (कुशेशय):—[kuśe-śaya] (yaṃ) 1. n. A lotus. m. A tree; the Indian crane.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kusheshaya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuśēśaya (ಕುಶೇಶಯ):—

1) [noun] anything that is, grows or lives in water, as a water-lily, lotus plant etc.

2) [noun] Viṣṇu, whose couch is on water.

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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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