Bhallata, Bhallāṭa, Bhallāta: 16 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट):—Son of Udaksena (son of Viṣvaksena). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.26)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhallāta (भल्लात).—A king of the line of Bharata. He was the son of King Viśvaksena and father of King Bṛhadaśva. (Navama Skandha, Bhāgavata).

2) Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट).—A place of habitation in ancient India. Bhīmasena conquered this Iand during his victory march. (Śloka 5, Chapter 30, Sabhā Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट).—To be worshipped in house and palace building.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 253. 27; 255. 9; 268. 18.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Bhallāta (भल्लात) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Semecarpus anacardium (marking nut) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considered as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.

The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:

According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as bhallāta).”

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the northern quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (e.g., Bhallāṭa).

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट) (or Bhalvāṭa) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Bhallāṭa] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

Bhallāṭa as a doorway deity is associated with the Nakṣatra called Abhijit and the consequence is dhana. [...] The Mayasaṃgraha (verse 5.156-187) describes a design for a 9-by-9-part pura, a residential complex for a community and its lead figure. [...] This record lists a place for flowers at Nāga, Mukhya and Bhalvāṭa (ahitraye).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhallata [ভল্লাত] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Semecarpus anacardium from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Anacardium orientale. For the possible medicinal usage of bhallata, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट).—A bear; Bhāgavata 3.1.24.

Derivable forms: bhallāṭaḥ (भल्लाटः).

See also (synonyms): bhallaka.

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Bhallāta (भल्लात).—The marking-nut-plant. (Mar. bibbā); भल्लातकं फलं पक्वं स्वादुपाकरसं लघु । कषायं पाचनं स्निग्धं तीक्ष्णोष्णं छेदि भेदनम् । मेध्यं वह्निकरं हन्ति कफवातव्रणोदरम् (bhallātakaṃ phalaṃ pakvaṃ svādupākarasaṃ laghu | kaṣāyaṃ pācanaṃ snigdhaṃ tīkṣṇoṣṇaṃ chedi bhedanam | medhyaṃ vahnikaraṃ hanti kaphavātavraṇodaram) Bhāva. P.; Bhāgavata 8.2.14; (also n.).

Derivable forms: bhallātaḥ (भल्लातः).

See also (synonyms): bhallātaka.

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

Bhallāta (भल्लात).—m.

(-taḥ) Marking-nut plant. E. See the next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhallaṭa (भल्लट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a poet under Śaṅkaravarman, Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 203, wrote: Bhallaṭaśataka. Oppert. 6078. Ii, 1122. 6130. 8906. Peters. 3, 395. Printed in Kāvyamālā 4, 140. He is quoted by Kṣemendra in Kavikaṇṭhābharaṇa 2, 1. 5, 1 in Aucityavicāracarcā 26, Śp. p. 61. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] Padamañjarī lex. Oppert. 5567.

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

1) Bhallāta (भल्लात):—[from bhall] a m. the marking-nut plant, Semecarpus Anacardium, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā] (n. = next n.)

2) Bhallaṭa (भल्लट):—m. Name of a poet, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) Bhallāṭa (भल्लाट):—m. a bear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bhalla, bhalluka)

4) Name of a [particular] supernatural being, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi] ([wrong reading] bhalvāṭa)

5) of a king, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa] ([varia lectio] lāka and lāda)

6) of a mountain, [Mahābhārata]

7) of a gate, [Harivaṃśa]

8) of a poet ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhallaṭa, or bhallāla q.v.)

9) Bhallāta (भल्लात):—b taka See above.

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

Bhallāta (भल्लात):—(taḥ) 1. m. Marking-nut plant.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhallāta (भल्लात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhallaaya, Bhallātaka, Bhallāya.

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Bhallata in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhallāta (ಭಲ್ಲಾತ):—[noun] = ಭಲ್ಲಾತಕ [bhallataka].

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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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