kautukam कौतुकम्

Definition: कौतुकम् [कुतुकस्य भावः अण्] 1 Desire, curiosity, wish. -2 Eagerness, vehemence, impatience. -3 Anything creating curiosity or wonder. -4 The marriage thread (worn on the wrist); करोयमामुक्तविवाहकौतुकः Ku.5.66; R.8.1. -5 The ceremony with the marriage thread preceding a marriage; सबाष्पा कौतुकक्रिया Pratijña 4.24. -6 Festivity, gaiety. -7 Particularly auspicious festivity, solemn occasion (such as marriage); 'कौतुकं मङ्गले हर्षे हस्तसूत्रे कुतूहले' इति शाश्वतः; प्रस्थान˚ Ś.4; Ku.7.25. -8 Delight, joy, pleasure, happiness; निवृत्त- नानारसकाव्यकौतुकम् Bh.3.14; ˚रसाः U.6.33; Māl.1.3; U.3.37. -9 Sport, pastime. -1 A song, dance, show or spectacle. -11 Joke, mirth. -12 Friendly greeting, salutation. -Comp. -अगारः, -रम्, -गृहम् a pleasurehouse; कौतुकागारमागात् Ku.7.94. -उदयम् a kind of the height (of an idol &c.) (cf. उत्सव and उत्सेध); उत्सवे चा- र्धमानेन कौतुकोदयमीरितम् Māna.61.22. -क्रिया, -मङ्गलम् 1 a solemn ceremony; उपवासैस्तिथेज्याभिर्व्रतकौतुकमङ्गले । लभन्ते मातरो गर्भान् ... Mb.12.7.14; -2 particularly marriage ceremony; R.11.53. -तोरणः, -णम् a triumphal arch erected on festive occasions; गोपुरद्वारमार्गेषु कृतकौतुकतोरणाम् Bhāg.1.11.13.


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