Balada, aka: Bālāda, Bala-da; 7 Definition(s)


Balada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Balada (बलद).—The first son of the Agni, Bhānu. It is this Agni which gives life and strength to all living beings. (Śloka 10, Chapter 221, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Bālāda (बालाद).—A class of Piśācas short in stature and with eyes facing the earth and who resort to places of confinement of women.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 380 and 398; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 277.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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balada : (adj.) strength-giving; bestowal of power.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

baḷada (बळद).—n baḷata n R Void space preserved along the interior of a wall to contain grain. The grain is poured in from above, and taken out through a hole at the bottom: also a crypt or secret cavity in the floor to hold things. 2 A corner of a room, or other space, walled off to hold lumber.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baḷada (बळद).—n baḷata n Void space preserved along the interior of a wall to con- tain grain.

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

Balada (बलद).—an ox, a bullock

Derivable forms: baladaḥ (बलदः).

Balada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bala and da (द).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Balada (बलद).—m.

(-daḥ) An ox. E. bala, da who gives.

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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