Bidala, Biḍāla: 13 definitions



Bidala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Biḍāla (बिडाल)—The Bhūtas who worship Śiva on the kailāsa mountain are said to have the faces of biḍālas.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Biḍāla (बिडाल).—A minister of Mahiṣāsura. (Devī Bhāgavata).

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Biḍāla (बिडाल) refers to one of the 23 types of dohā metres (a part of mātrā type) described in the 1st chapter of the Vṛttamauktika by Candraśekhara (17th century): author of many metrical compositions and the son of Lakṣmīnātha Bhaṭṭa and Lopāmudrā.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Biḍāla (बिडाल) refers to the animal “Leopard cat” (Prionailurus bengalensis).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Biḍāla] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bidala : (nt.) a split pea or bamboo; a lath.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bidala, (adj. n.) (cp. Sk. vidala in same meaning, fr. vi+dal) 1. a kind of pulse, split pea J. IV, 353 (=mugga), in °sūpa haricot soup J. IV, 352.—2. a split bamboo cane, in °mañcaka a bedstead made of laths of split bamboo, the use of which is given as one of the characteristic features of the ascetic life Vin. II, 149; J. I, 9; DhA. I, 135. (Page 487)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Biḍāla (बिडाल).—

1) A cat.

2) The eyeball.

-lī A female cat.

Derivable forms: biḍālaḥ (बिडालः).

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Bidala (बिदल).—See विदल (vidala). Anything split off or produced by splitting.

Derivable forms: bidalam (बिदलम्).

See also (synonyms): bindala.

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

Bidala (बिदल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A slip. 2. A twig. 3. A split bamboo.

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

Biḍāla (बिडाल).—[masculine] ā [feminine] cat.

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Bidala (बिदल).—v. vidala.

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

1) Biḍāla (बिडाल):—m. (also written viḍāla of doubtful origin; cf. [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 117]) a cat, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) a [particular] remedy for the eye, [Bhāvaprakāśa] (cf. laka)

3) the eye-ball, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Biḍālā (बिडाला):—[from biḍāla] f. a female cat, [Rāmāyaṇa] (also f(ī). , [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 117 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

5) Bidala (बिदल):—[from bind] n. (cf. vi-dala) anything split off or produced by splitting (cf. [compound])

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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

Biḍāla (बिडाल):—[=बिडा(ड़ा)ल] (nm) a he-cat.

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