Shukanasa, aka: Śukanāsa; 3 Definition(s)
Shukanasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
The Sanskrit term Śukanāsa can be transliterated into English as Sukanasa or Shukanasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śukanāsa (शुकनास).—A Janapada of the Ketumālā continent.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 13.
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.
India history and geogprahy
Śuka-nāsa.—cf. śukanāsi (Arch. Rev., 1960-61, Section III) literally, ‘a parrot's nose’ explained as ‘a gargoyle or the water spout in a building’ (Acharya, Ind. Arch., p. 169) and ‘a vestibule’ (R. Narasiṃhachar, The Keśava Temple of Somanāthapur, p. 3); but also as ‘the projection of the main body of the śikhara of a temple originally at the front- side’ (Kramrisch, Hindu Temple, p. 241); also called śuk- āṅghri. The Dīpārṇava (ed. Prabhāśaṅkar O. Sompurā, p. 116) has the following stanzas on the subject: agre kolī kapolas = tu śuka-nāsas = tu nāsikā | sāndhāre stambha-rekhā ca kartavyā madhya-koṣṭhake || prāsādasya puro-bhāge nirvāṇa-mūla-śṛṅgakam | tad-agre śuka-nāśaṃ ca eka-ādi saptam = udgamam || tasy = opari siṃhaḥ sthāpyo maṇḍapa-kalaśa-samaḥ | dvi-stambhaḥ śuka-nās-āgre vijñeyaḥ pāda-maṇḍapaḥ || Note: śuka-nāsa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
(-saḥ) 1. A tree, (Bignonia Indica.) 2. Another tree, (Sesbana grandiflora.) E. śuka, and nāsa the nose, the flowers being compared to a parrot’s beak.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Śuka (शुक).—m. (-kaḥ) 1. A parrot. 2. The son of Vyasa, the author or narrator of the Bhagavat....
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Mahānasa (महानस).—mn. (-saḥ-saṃ) A kitchen. n. (-saṃ) A heavy carriage. E. mahā great, chief, a...
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Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—n. (-nyaṃ) Awned or bearded grain, as barley, &c. E. śūka an awn, dh...
Śukapriyā (शुकप्रिया).—f. (-yā) The rose-apple, (Eugenia jambu.) E. śuka a parrot, priyā belove...
Nāsāvaṃśa (नासावंश).—m. (-śaḥ) The bridge of the nose. E. nāsā and vaṃśa bamboo.
Śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका).—an aquiline nose. Śukanāsikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the t...
Kākanāśā (काकनाशा).—f. (-śā) A plant, commonly Vakapushpa: see vakapuṣpa.--- OR --- Kākanāsā (क...
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Kulanāśa (कुलनाश).—1) ruin or extinction of a family. 2) an apostate, reprobate, outcast. 3) a ...
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Karaśuka (करशुक).—m. (-kaḥ) A finger-nail. E. kara the hand, śuka the beard of corn.
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