Kutilalaka, Kuṭilālakā, Kuṭilālaka, Kutila-alaka: 2 definitions


Kutilalaka 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kutilalaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Kuṭilālakā (कुटिलालका) refers to “she who has curly locks” and is used to describe Goddess Durgā, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I honour Padmā, [beautiful and tender like] a lotus plant. Her eyes are lotus-like and she dwells in a bed of lotuses. Her four arms look splendid with two lotuses [in two hands] and the gestures of grace and safety [in two others]. May the virgin goddess Durgā annihilate my hardships, I pray. Her hands are marked by the conch and discus. She has curly locks (kuṭilālakā) and rides [a lion,] the king of wild animals. [...]

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context information

Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Kuṭilālaka (ಕುಟಿಲಾಲಕ):—[noun] = ಕುಟಿಲಕುಂತಲ [kutilakumtala].

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Kuṭiḷāḷaka (ಕುಟಿಳಾಳಕ):—[noun] = ಕುಟಿಲಕುಂತಲ [kutilakumtala].

context information

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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