Bhola, Bhōḷā, Bholā: 9 definitions

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Bhola means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhōḷā can be transliterated into English as Bhola or Bholia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhola in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Kleinhovia hospita L. from the Sterculiaceae (Cacao) family. For the possible medicinal usage of bhola, 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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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bhola (भोल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bhola] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Deforestation in Nagaland: a historical perspective

Bhola is the name of a plant corresponding to Morus lavaegata, according to the author Lanukumla Ao in his thesis “Deforestation in Nagaland”, mentioning the source: Annual Administrative Report 2012-2013.

Source: Shodhganga: Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur, Trachypithecus pileatus

Bhola is the name of a plant corresponding to Morus laevigata Wall. from the Moraceae family, according to the author Awadhesh Kumar in his thesis called ‘Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur’, mentioned in the chapter dealing with Food habits and feeding ecology. The following parts of Bhola are consumed: Young leaves, Mature leaves

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōḷā (भोळा).—a by redup. bhōḷābhāḷā a Simple, honest, artless, undesigning and unsuspecting: also weak, silly, foolish, credulous.

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

bhōḷā (भोळा).—a Simple, honest; silly.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhola (भोल).—The son of a Vaiśya and a Natī.

Derivable forms: bholaḥ (भोलः).

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

Bhola (भोल):—m. the son of a Vaiśya and of a Naṭī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Bholā (भोला):—(a) innocent, unsophisticated; simple-hearted; ~[nātha] Lord Shiv; ~[pana] simpleness, simple-heartedness, innocence; -[bhālā] innocent, ingenuous, honest and simple.

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