Cudala, aka: Cūḍālā, Cūḍāla, Cudālā; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chudala.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Cudālā (चुदाला).—The saintly wife of King Śikhidhvaja. When once Śikhidhvaja renounced his kingdom and went to the forests, his wife gave him instruction in Ātmajñāna and brought him back to his country. (Chapter 77, Yogavāsiṣṭha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cūḍāla (चूडाल).—a.

1) Having a single lock of hair on the crown of the head.

2) Crested.

-lam The head.

See also (synonyms): cūḍāra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cūḍāla (चूडाल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Crested, having a lock of hair on the crown of the head, &c. f.

(-lā) A kind of grass, (Kyllinga monocephala.) n.

(-laṃ) The head. E. cūḍā a crest, and la what has, from with ḍa affix, or lac poss. aff.

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