Purukutsa: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands of Famous Emperors.—Purukutsa: the Alapadma hand.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स):—One of the three sons of Māndhātā (son of Yuvanāśva) and Bindumatī (daughter of Śaśabindu). He was married to Narmadā and they had a son named Trasaddasyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.38,9.7.2-4)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Purukutsa: “There are two Purukutsas with sons named Trasadasyu” known to the Purāṇic tradition and Pargiter identifies the Ṛgvedic king Purukutsa not with the son Purukutsa of Māndhātṛ but with another and later Purukutsa who was a contemporary of Aśvamedha Bharata. In the Vāyu-purāṇa the epithet rājarṣi does not occur in connection with either Purukutsa in the genealogical lists. But elsewhere in the list of rājarṣi kings it mentions Purukutsa after Saṃkṛti and Kapi who were descendants of Bharata, and this probabyl suggests that this rājarṣi Purukutsa is the same as the Ṛgvedic king of that name.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स).—The son born to the celebrated king, Māndhātā of his wife Bindumatī. (See under Māndhātā for Genealogy). Purukutsa had a brother named Mucukunda. Descending in order from Purukutsa were Araṇya—Bṛhadaśva—Haryaśva—Tridhanvā—Aruṇa—Satyavrata—Triśaṅku.

One Purukutsa is praised in the Ṛgveda. It is not known whether both are one and the same person. Purukutsa with his wife Narmadādevī went to the forest of Kurukṣetra and doing penance there attained mokṣa. (Chapter 20, Āśramavāsika Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स).—A Rājaṛṣi and a son of Māndhāta and Bindumatī; An Angīrasa and Mantrakṛt; married Narmadā; father of Trasadasyu; went to Rasātala where he killed undesirable Mauneya Gandharvas on behalf of the Nagas;1 a Kṣetropetadvija;2 not to marry with the Angīras and Sādasyus;3 Heard the viṣṇu purāṇa from Bhṛgu and the other sages on the banks of the Narmadā and narrated it to Sārasvata.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 38; 7. 2-3; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 108; III. 10. 98; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 35; 145. 102; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 67; 3. 6-16; Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 49; 91. 116.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 72; 66. 87.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 196. 37.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 2. 9; VI. 8. 45.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purukutsa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स).—[puru-kutsa], m. A proper name.

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

Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स).—[masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Purukutsa (पुरुकुत्स):—[=puru-kutsa] [from puru] m. Name of a man, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] of a descendant of Ikṣvāku, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Māndhātṛ, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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