Asala, Āsala, Ashala, Āśala: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Āśala can be transliterated into English as Asala or Ashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Asal.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Āsala (आसल) is the name of a village mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, “out of the produce of the food-grains from the village Āsala situated in this viṣaya, the boundaries of which are as follows:‒on the east, a viraka in the village Vaḍavalī; on the south, also a viraka; on the west, a large mountain; on the north, a viraka on the boundary of the village”.

About a furlong to north of Bhūtavali we come across a small hamlet called Āsala, which is indicated by the same name in the charter.

These copper plates (mentioning Āsala) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asala (असल).—a ( A) Original or primitive;--opp. to copied or derived: principal, prime, excellent, superior, first sort;--opp. to secondary or inferior: real or genuine;--opp. to counterfeit: legitimate; not adulterine or spurious: noble, well-born, of high family, tribe, caste, breed: also exactly copied; true to the original--a picture, a player's performance.

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asalā (असला).—a (asā) Of this or the like kind, sort, fashion; such.

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āśāḷa (आशाळ).—a (āśā S) Greedy, grasping, cupidinous.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

asala (असल).—a Original Excellent. Real. Noble. Legitimate.

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asalā (असला).—a Of this kind; such.

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āśāḷa (आशाळ).—a Greedy, grasping, cupidinous.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asala (असल).—[asyate kṣipyate'nena; as + kalac]

1) Iron.

2) A Mantra used in discharging a missile.

3) Arms.

Derivable forms: asalam (असलम्).

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Āśala (आशल).—A tree; see जीवक (jīvaka).

Derivable forms: āśalaḥ (आशलः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asala (असल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. Iron. 2. Arms. 3. A mantra. E. asa to be, lac aff.

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Āśala (आशल).—m.

(-laḥ) A tree: see jīvaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Asala (असल):—[a-sala] (laṃ) 1. n. Iron; a mantra.

2) Āśala (आशल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A tree, as āśanaḥ.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asala (असल) [Also spelled asal]:—(a) real; true; original; ~[] born of (one’s) real father;—[meṃ] in fact, in reality, as a matter of fact.

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