Narakakunda, Narakakuṇḍa, Naraka-kunda: 4 definitions

Introduction

Narakakunda 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

narakakuṇḍa (नरककुंड).—n (S) A common term for the eighty-six pits prepared in hell for the damned. 2 An opprobrious term for the womb.

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

narakakuṇḍa (नरककुंड).—n A common term for eighty- four pits prepared in hell for the damn- ed. An opprobuious term for the womb.

context information

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narakakuṇḍa (नरककुण्ड).—a pit in hell where the wicked are tormented (86 such places are enumerated).

Derivable forms: narakakuṇḍam (नरककुण्डम्).

Narakakuṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms naraka and kuṇḍa (कुण्ड).

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

Narakakuṇḍa (नरककुण्ड).—n.

(-ṇḍaṃ) A well or pit in Tartarus, eighty-six such are enumerated. E. naraka, and kuṇḍa a pit.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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