Aravala, Aravāla, Āravāla: 3 definitions
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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).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Aravāla (अरवाल).—= prec.: Mahā-Māyūrī 247.29.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Arāvala (अरावल):—(nm) the vanguard.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Aravaladaha.
Ends with (+3): Agaravala, Bhungaravala, Camaravala, Carmaravala, Daravala, Gavaravala, Gujaravala, Haravala, Karavala, Kesaravala, Khataravala, Maharavala, Maravala, Paravala, Pukaravala, Pushkaravala, Saravala, Sauharavala, Suraravala, Thakaravala.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 8 - Apalāla (king of the nāgas) and Alāla (protector of Magadha) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Part 9 - Why is the Buddha called Puruṣadamyasārathi (puruṣa-damya-sārathi) < [Chapter IV - Explanation of the Word Bhagavat]
Part 4 - The Āsīviṣopamasūtra < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 3e.2b - The nirmanakayas who are tamers of beings < [B. The explanation of the kayas and wisdoms]