Chela, aka: Chēlā, Chelā; 2 Definition(s)
Chela means something in 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chhela.
Ambiguity: Although Chela has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Cela. It further has the optional forms Chelā.
Languages of India and abroad
chēlā (छेला).—m (Poetry.) A fop, bean, blade, spark.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Chelā (छेला).—(phelā) The vault of the foundation-pit; Kāmikāgama 31.74-75.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Chela, Chēlā, Chelā; (plurals include: Chelas, Chēlās, Chelās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Way of the White Clouds (by Anāgarika Lāma Govinda)
Chapter 32 - New Beginnings: 'Ajo Rimpoché' < [Part 3 - Death and Rebirth]
Chapter 6 - The Guru Appears < [Part 1 - Three Visions]
Chapter 8 - Meeting with the Guru < [Part 1 - Three Visions]
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter IX - The Tantra-śāstras in China < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Chapter IV - Tantra Śāstra and Veda < [Section 1 - Introductory]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)