Kushti, Kusti, Kuṣṭi: 6 definitions


Kushti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil. 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 Kuṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Kusti or Kushti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuṣṭi (कुष्टि).—A daughter of Sambhūti and Marici.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 20. 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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India history and geography

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey (h)

Kuśti refers to a tradition of wrestling (mallayuddha), as defined according to ancient Indian martial arts (dhanurveda).—Living traditions of wrestling and combat survive in kuśti (also called pehlwani), which has inputs from mallayuddha as well as Persian wrestling. Kuśti remains widely practised in north India.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kustī (कुस्ती).—f sometimes kusta f ( P) Wrestling.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kustī (कुस्ती).—f Wrestling.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kuśtī (कुश्ती):—(nf) wrestling; —[khānā] to lose a wrestling bout; —[māranā] to win a wrestling bout; —[laḍanā] to wrestle, to have a wrestling bout.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kusti (ಕುಸ್ತಿ):—[noun] a contest in which two opponents grapple and try to throw each other to the ground either as in a fight or as an athletic sport under a code of rules.

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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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