Dharanitala, Dharaṇitala, Dharani-tala, Dharaṇītala: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल) refers to the “earth” (i.e., ‘the surface of the earth’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “O foremost among mountains, I am a Brahmin devotee of Viṣṇu, and a great scholar. My occupation is that of a match-maker. I roam about on the earth (dharaṇītala). I go where I wish. I go everywhere. By the power of my preceptor I am omniscient. I am simple-minded and by nature I help others and I am sympathetic and quell aberrations. [...]”.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल) refers to the “ground”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Merely upon the Garuḍa’s uttering this Vajra Beak dhāraṇī, eighty times ten million million hundred thousand great Nāga kings fell with their faces downwards, with perspiring bodies, blazing bodies, being unconscious, rolling on the ground (dharaṇītala) [and said,] ‘greatly ferocious great dhāraṇī-mantrapadas had been uttered’ ...[”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Dharaṇitala (धरणितल) refers to the “plains of the earth” and represents one of the “seven lower regions” (pātāla ) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 123). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., dharaṇi-tala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dharaṇitala (धरणितल) or Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल).—the surface of the earth.
Derivable forms: dharaṇitalam (धरणितलम्), dharaṇītalam (धरणीतलम्).
Dharaṇitala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharaṇi and tala (तल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dharaṇitala (धरणितल):—[=dharaṇi-tala] [from dharaṇi > dhara] n. the surface of the earth
2) Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल):—[=dharaṇī-tala] [from dharaṇī > dhara] n. the surface of the earth
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dharaṇītala (ಧರಣೀತಲ):—[noun] = ಧರಣಿಮಂಡಲ [dharanimamdala].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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