Bhalla: 13 definitions
Bhalla means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Bhalla (भल्ल) refers to a weapon (a kind of arrow or missile). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Bhalla (भल्ल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.170.17, VIII.44.42) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhalla) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Bhalla (भल्ल) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Bhallī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Bhalla] are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhalla (भल्ल).—n S The head of a spear, pike, arrow &c.
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bhallā (भल्ला).—interj Well! ah well! 2 Used as a and for bhalā q. v. esp. in Sig. III.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhallā (भल्ला).—interj Well! ah well!
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhalla (भल्ल).—a. Auspicious, favourable.
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Bhalla (भल्ल).—[bhall-ac] A kind of crescentshaped missile or arrow; क्षुरार्धचन्द्रोत्तमकर्णभल्लैः शरांश्च चिच्छेद (kṣurārdhacandrottamakarṇabhallaiḥ śarāṃśca ciccheda) Rām.6.59.99; क्वचिदाकर्णविकृष्टभल्लवर्षी (kvacidākarṇavikṛṣṭabhallavarṣī) R.9.66;4.63;7. 58.
2) A particular part of an arrow; विष्णुं सोमं हुताशं च तस्येषुं समकल्पयन् । शृङ्गमग्निर्बभूवास्य भल्लः सोमो विशांपते (viṣṇuṃ somaṃ hutāśaṃ ca tasyeṣuṃ samakalpayan | śṛṅgamagnirbabhūvāsya bhallaḥ somo viśāṃpate) || Mb.8. 34.18.
-llaḥ 1 A bear.
2) An epithet of Śiva.
3) The marking-nut-plant (bhallī also).
Derivable forms: bhallaḥ (भल्लः), bhallam (भल्लम्).
See also (synonyms): bhallī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-llaḥ) 1. A bear. 2. An epithet of Siva. mn.
(-llaḥ-llaṃ) A kind of arrow. f. (-llī) 1. An arrow, with a crescent-shaped head. 2. The marking-nut plant; also bhallātakī. E. bhall to hurt or kill, aff. ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhalla (भल्ल).—I. m. A bear. Ii. m. and n. A kind of arrow,
Bhalla (भल्ल).—[masculine] a kind of arrow (also [feminine] ī); bear.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhalla (भल्ल):—[from bhall] mfn. auspicious, favourable (= bhadra or śiva), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a bear, [Hitopadeśa] (cf. accha-bhalla, bhalluka, bhallūka)
3) [v.s. ...] a term used in addressing the Sun (only [dative case]; cf. 2. bhala), [Mantra-brāhmaṇa; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]
4) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) Name of a people, [Pāṇini 5-3, 114. [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([varia lectio] malla)
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva (cf. above)
6) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of arrow or missile with a point of a [particular] shape, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (also f(ī). and n.)
7) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] part of an arrow, [Mahābhārata]
8) [from bhall] n. an arrow-head of a [particular] shape, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]
9) Bhālla (भाल्ल):—mfn. ([from] bhalla) [gana] saṃkalādi.
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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Search found 9 books and stories containing Bhalla, Bhallā, Bhālla; (plurals include: Bhallas, Bhallās, Bhāllas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 12 - Treatment of Piles (11): Arsha-binasha rasa < [Chapter V - Piles]
Part 7 - Treatment of Piles (6): Vara-nagadi rasa < [Chapter V - Piles]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 60 - An Account of Rukshmi: Krishna Takes Away Rukshmini < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 64 - The Defeat of the Asura Naraka < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 106 - Battle between Pradyumna and Shamvara’s Sons < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXXVI - Treatment of an attack by Naigamesha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 45 - Rama and Lakshmana are struck down by Indrajita < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 43 - The Conflict between the Monkeys and Titans < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 23 - Ravana’s Struggle with the Sons of Varuna < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 109 - The Greatness of Cakra Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 13 - The Fight between Devas and Asuras < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 17 - The Fight between Yama and Grasana < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)