Kusta, Kushta: 3 definitions

Introduction

Kusta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Kuṣṭa (कुष्ट) refers to Costus specious, forming part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Kuṣṭa is referred to in connection with the worship of the horses (verse 781). It is known to the Atharvaveda as a remedy for the disease called Takman. Caraka describes it as lekhanīya (thinning the tissues or reducing corpulency) and śukraśodhana (purifying the semen).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kusta (कुस्त).—a Exhausted and aching from labor--the body.

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

kuṣṭa (कुष्ट).—n Leprosy. kuṣṭī a Leprous.

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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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