Shukanasa, aka: Śukanāsa; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Śukanāsa can be transliterated into English as Sukanasa or Shukanasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śukanāsa (शुकनास).—A Janapada of the Ketumālā continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śukanāsa (शुकनास).—m.

(-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
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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. 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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Shuka
Śuka (शुक).—m. (-kaḥ) 1. A parrot. 2. The son of Vyasa, the author or narrator of the Bhagavat....
Nasa
Nasā (नसा).—The nose.--- OR --- Nāśa (नाश).—[naś-bhāve ghañ]1) Disappearance; गता नाशं तारा उपक...
Mahanasa
Mahānasa (महानस).—mn. (-saḥ-saṃ) A kitchen. n. (-saṃ) A heavy carriage. E. mahā great, chief, a...
Gonasa
Gonasa (गोनस).—m. (-saḥ) 1. A large kind of snake, by some considered to be the same with the B...
Nasagra
Nāsāgra (नासाग्र) refers to the “tip of the ­nāsā”.—The exact location of this nāsāgra is dispu...
Shukadhanya
Śūkadhānya (शूकधान्य).—n. (-nyaṃ) Awned or bearded grain, as barley, &c. E. śūka an awn, dh...
Shukapriya
Śukapriyā (शुकप्रिया).—f. (-yā) The rose-apple, (Eugenia jambu.) E. śuka a parrot, priyā belove...
Nasavamsha
Nāsāvaṃśa (नासावंश).—m. (-śaḥ) The bridge of the nose. E. nāsā and vaṃśa bamboo.
Shukanasika
Śukanāsikā (शुकनासिका).—an aquiline nose. Śukanāsikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the t...
Kakanasa
Kākanāśā (काकनाशा).—f. (-śā) A plant, commonly Vakapushpa: see vakapuṣpa.--- OR --- Kākanāsā (क...
Shalishuka
Śāliśūka (शालिशूक).—an awn or beard of rice. Derivable forms: śāliśūkaḥ (शालिशूकः).Śāliśūka is ...
Kulanasha
Kulanāśa (कुलनाश).—1) ruin or extinction of a family. 2) an apostate, reprobate, outcast. 3) a ...
Nasaputa
Nāsāpuṭa (नासापुट).—a nostril. °मर्यादा (maryādā) the septum of the nose. Derivable forms: nāsā...
Shitashuka
Śitaśūka (शितशूक).—m. (-kaḥ) 1. Barley. 2. Wheat. E. śita sharpened, śūka the beard.--- OR --- ...
Karashuka
Karaśuka (करशुक).—m. (-kaḥ) A finger-nail. E. kara the hand, śuka the beard of corn.

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