Kuticaka, Kuṭīcaka, Kuti-caka: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kuticaka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kutichaka.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—The first stage of the sannyāsa order. The kuṭīcaka lives in a hut nearby his village, and his family brings him food.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—A class of ascetics.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 43.
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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)

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—According to the ancient tradition, ascetics who strive to gain liberation are classified into four classes. They are kuṭīcakas, bahūdakas, haṃsas and paramahaṃsas. Of these, the last represents an extremely ancient ascetic order.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—a religious mendicant of a particular order; चतुर्विधाभिक्षवस्ते कुटीचकबहूदकौ । हंसः परमहंसश्च यो यः पश्चात् स उत्तमः (caturvidhābhikṣavaste kuṭīcakabahūdakau | haṃsaḥ paramahaṃsaśca yo yaḥ paścāt sa uttamaḥ) || Mb.; Bhāg.3.12.42.

Derivable forms: kuṭīcakaḥ (कुटीचकः).

Kuṭīcaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuṭī and caka (चक).

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

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—m.

(-kaḥ) One who lives at his son’s expense.

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

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक).—[kuṭī-cak + a], m. A class of religious mendicants, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 12, 43.

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

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक):—[=kuṭī-caka] [from kuṭī > kuṭ] m. ‘delighting in staying in the house’, a kind of religious mendicant (who lives at his son’s expense), [Mahābhārata xiii, 6478; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 12, 43.]

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

Kuṭīcaka (कुटीचक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. One who lives at his son’s expense.

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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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