Baluka, Bālukā, Bāluka, Bālūka: 11 definitions


Baluka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bāluka (बालुक) is the name of a sacred place classified as an Upadvāra, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The eight seats are the main group of eight groups [i.e., Bāluka] of eight types of sacred sites. The figure sixty-four is a common ideal number as it is often configured into eight groups of eight.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Bālukā (बालुका) (in Chinese: P'o-leou-kia) [or Bharuka?] refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Bālukā, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Devaputra Yang-tch'a (Aṇḍa ?); the Kumbhāṇḍa A-p'o-kia-ki (Apakāri).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Bālukā (बालुका) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his eleventh year of spiritual-exertion.—The Lord, completing his meditation (at Poḍhāla), left for Bālukā. From Bālukā he arrived at places such as Suyoga, Succhetā, Malabha, Hastiśīrṣa, etc.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bālukā (बालुका) refers to the “sands (of an ocean)”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “In one minute living being there are organisms infinite times the emancipated souls. Thus the entire universe is densely filled with one-sensed beings with no interspace. To become a being with more than one sense is as difficult as finding out a very small piece of diamond buried in the sands of an ocean (bālukābālukāsamudre). Even among these most of them are endowed with imperfect senses (i.e. less than five senses). Hence birth as a five-sensed being is as rare as gratitude among the good qualities. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāluka (बालुक).—A kind of perfume.

Derivable forms: bālukam (बालुकम्).

See also (synonyms): bālu.

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Bālūka (बालूक).—A kind of poison.

Derivable forms: bālūkaḥ (बालूकः).

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

Bāluka (बालुक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A drug and perfume; also Elabaluka. f.

(-kā) 1. Sand, gravel. 2. (also bālukī) A sort of cucumber, (Cucumis utilatissimus.) 3. Camphor. 4. A sand-cloth. E. bal to live, (by its means,) ukañ aff. or bālu as above, and kan added.

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Bālūka (बालूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A sort of poison.

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

Bāluka (बालुक).—cf. bāla, I. m. A drug and perfume. Ii. f. . 1. Sand, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 250; 12, 76; [Pañcatantra] 105, 8. 2. Powder, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 13. 3. Camphor. 4. and ºkī , also bāluṅkī bāluṅkī, bāluṅgikā bāluṅgikā, bā- luṅgī bāluṅgī, A sort of cucumber.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Balūka (बलूक):—wrongly for valūka, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

1) Bāluka (बालुक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A drug and perfume. f. () Sand; sand bath; camphor; a sort of cucumber.

2) Bālūka (बालूक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A sort of poison.

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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

Bālukā (बालुका):—(nf) sand; ~[maya] sandy, arenaceous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bāḷuka (ಬಾಳುಕ):—[noun] = ಬಾಳಕ [balaka]1.

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Bāḻuka (ಬಾೞುಕ):—[noun] a kind of spicy eatable made of green chillies by salting and drying and frying at the time of use.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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