Aravala, Aravāla, Āravāla: 3 definitions



Aravala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Naga king, who lived in the Aravaladaha in Kasmira Gandhara. He had been in the habit of destroying the crops of the people by causing hail storms. When Majjhantika Thera was sent by Moggaliputtatissas Council to convert Kasmira Gandhara, the thera went to Aravaladaha and standing in the air above it showed himself to the Nagas. Hearing of this the naga king came out and tried to frighten the Elder with various terrors. When all his attempts had failed he acknowledged defeat and the thera preached to him. He and his 84,000 followers were established in the Refuge and the Five Precepts (v.l. Aravala). Sp.i.65; Mhv.xii.9-20.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aravāla (अरवाल).—= prec.: Mahā-Māyūrī 247.29.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arāvala (अरावल):—(nm) the vanguard.

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