Bhilla: 15 definitions
Bhilla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Bhilla (भिल्ल).—A tribe.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 7. 19.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Bhilla (भिल्ल) refers to a sub-division of the Mlecchas: one of the two-fold division of men born in Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; on the mountains, Meru, etc., by kidnapping and power of learning, in the 2½ continents and in 2 oceans. [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. [...] The Mlecchas—[e.g., the Bhillas, ...] and other non-Āryas also are people who do not know even the word ‘dharma’”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)
Bhilla refers to one of the various tribes of ancient India, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 135.6: There is a reference to Vijayā Mahāpurī which was situated on the sea shore and the same as Nagarjuna Kunda, the famous capital of the Ikshvaku kings as stated in their inscriptions. It seems to be a historical fact that the monument of Vijayāpurī stood intact and the place enjoyed wide celebrity. The leader of the caravan was one Vaiśramaṇadatta. There follows (lines 27 f.) a description of the attack on the Sārtha and its plunder by wild Bhillas.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhilla (भिल्ल).—m (S) A race of people that inhabit hills, forests, fastnesses, and subsist by hunting and robbing: also an individual of that race, a Bhil.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhilla (भिल्ल).—m A race of people that inhabit hills, a Bhil.
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
Bhilla (भिल्ल).—Name of a wild tribe (who lives in the Vindhya hills, in the forests of Mālawa, Mewar, Khandesha and the Deccan); मलये भिल्लपुरन्ध्री चन्दनतरुकाष्ठमिन्धनं कुरुते (malaye bhillapurandhrī candanatarukāṣṭhamindhanaṃ kurute) Subhāṣ.
-llī 1 The lodhra tree.
2) A woman of the Bhil tribe; भिल्ली पल्लवशङ्कया वितनुते सान्दुद्रुम (bhillī pallavaśaṅkayā vitanute sāndudruma) ... Udb.
Derivable forms: bhillaḥ (भिल्लः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhilla (भिल्ल).—m. A barbarian of a particular tribe.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhilla (भिल्ल).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people; [masculine] sgl. a king of the Bh., [feminine] ī a Bh. woman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhilla (भिल्ल):—m. Name of a wild mountain race, ([probably]) the ‘Bheels’ (who live in the Vindhya hills, in the forests of Malwa, Mewar, Kandesh, the Dakhin), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc. (ifc. f(ā). )
2) a king of the Bhillas, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) the son of a Śabara and an Andhrī (who was previously married to a Niṣṭhya,), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) a species of Lodhra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhilla (भिल्ल):—(llaḥ) 1. m. A barbarina of a particular tribe, a Bheel.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Bhilla (भिल्ल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhilla.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Bhilla (भिल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhilla.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Bhilla (ಭಿಲ್ಲ):—[noun] a man who belongs to a caste the members of which live on hunting animals; a hunter.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Bhillaal, Bhillabhushana, Bhillabusana, Bhillaci Hatti, Bhillagavi, Bhillajakara, Bhillama, Bhillamala, Bhillana, Bhillapalli, Bhillar, Bhillarasa, Bhillata, Bhillataru, Bhillati, Bhillaura, Bhillava, Bhillayai.
Full-text (+19): Bhillataru, Bhillagavi, Bhillabhushana, Ekakikesharin, Parnaka, Medabhilla, Pulindaka, Bhillana, Bhilli, Bhillota, Bhillotaka, Bhilabhushana, Bhilavada, Bhillicakreshvara, Bhillaci Hatti, Bhila, Bhillin, Bhillinatha, Antyaja, Pulinda.
Search found 18 books and stories containing Bhilla; (plurals include: Bhillas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
List of 18 guilds < [Notes]
Part 30: Mlecchas < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Part 11: Journey to Kuṇḍina < [Chapter III - Vasudeva’s Marriage with Kanakavatī and her Former Incarnations]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 28 - Śiva’s incarnation as Yatinātha haṃsa (swan) < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 40 - The Kirāta-Arjuna dialogue < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 39 - The demon Mūka is killed in the context of the incarnation of Kirāta < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Dvisahasri of Tembesvami (Summary and Study) (by Upadhyay Mihirkumar Sudhirbhai)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 222 - Kāśī, Gokarṇa, Śivakāñcī, Tīrthasaptaka and Bhīmakuṇḍa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 200 - The Episode of a Bhilla and a Lion < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 89 - The Miraculous Bath in the Water of Mānasa Lake < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]