Dharmashala, aka: Dharmaśālā, Dharma-shala, Dharmaśāla; 7 Definition(s)


Dharmashala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Dharmaśālā and Dharmaśāla can be transliterated into English as Dharmasala or Dharmashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Dharmaśāla (धर्मशाल).—In Brahmakṣetra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 127.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Dharmaśālā (धर्मशाला).—Buildings usually found in holy places in India which provide free or cheap rooming for pilgrims and mendicants.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

India history and geogprahy

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Dharma-śālā.—(IE 8-3; IA 9), a house for accommodating pilgrims free of cost; cf. śrī-Vāgmatī-jal-āvatāra-sopāna-arāma-ghaṇṭā- dharmaśālā-pratiṣṭhā-karma. See choultry. Note: dharma-śālā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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dharmaśālā (धर्मशाला).—f (S) A building erected for the accommodation of travelers. 2 S A court of justice, a tribunal.

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dharmaśāḷa (धर्मशाळ) [or धर्मशाळा, dharmaśāḷā].—f (dharmaśālā S) A building erected for the accommodation of travelers. 2 Applied of late to Poor-asylum.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmaśālā (धर्मशाला).—f A building erected for the accommodation of travellers.

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

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Dharmaśālā (धर्मशाला).—

1) a court of justice, tribunal.

2) any charitabla institution.

Dharmaśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and śālā (शाला).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmaśālā (धर्मशाला).—f.

(-lā) A court of justice, a tribunal. E. dharma justice, and śālā a hall. dharmārthaṃ śālā . dharmārthamannādidānādhikaraṇaśālāyām .

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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