Duhshala, Duḥśalā, Duśśalā, Duḥśala, Duśśala, Dushshala, Dus-shala: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Duḥśalā and Duśśalā and Duḥśala and Duśśala can be transliterated into English as Duhsala or Duhshala or Dussala or Dushshala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Duhshala in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Duḥśalā (दुःशला):—The only daughter of Dhṛtarāṣṭra by his wife Gāndhārī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.25-26)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Duśśala (दुश्शल).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra who was killed in war by Bhīma. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 129, Verse 39).

2) Duśśalā (दुश्शला).—The only daughter of Dhṛtarāṣṭra by Gāndhārī.

2) She was married to Jayadratha the Rājā of Sindhu. Her birth. See under Kauravas.

2) Yudhiṣṭhira did not permit Jayadratha to be killed when he abducted Pāñcālī as he was the husband of Duśśalā. (Vana Parva, Chapter 271, Verse 43).

2) When Arjuna reached Vidarbha attending the Aśvamedha yajña the archers obstructed his progress, and he killed them all. Suratha, son of Duśśalā, was also among those killed, and she came to the battlefield with her infant child crying, whereupon Arjuna stopped the fighting and in remorse crowned the son of Suratha as the King of Sindhu. (Aśvamedha Parva, Chapters 78 and 89).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Duśśalā (दुश्शला).—A daughter of Dhṛtarāṣṭra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 26.
Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (mahābhārata)

Duśśalā (दुश्शला).—Jayadratha the king of Sindhudeśa married Duśśalā, the youngest sister of Duryodhana. With her, Jayadratha begot many sons. They were all well versed in war tactics. All the sons of Duśśalā died in this skirmish (between the sons of Jayadratha and Arjuna). When Duśśalā saw that all her sons have lost their lives in the fight, she ordered one of her dead sons to be brought in the presence of Arjuna and she prayed him to give back life to the young prince. Arjuna duly granted and fulfilled her wish. (Mahābhārata, Aśvamedha, canto 78)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Duḥśala (दुःशल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Duḥśala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Duḥśalā is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Duḥśala (दुःशल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Duḥśala] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duḥśalā (दुःशला).—Name of the only daughter of धृतराष्ट्र (dhṛtarāṣṭra) given in marriage to Jayadratha.

Duḥśalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and śalā (शला).

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

Duḥśala (दुःशल).—[masculine] ā [feminine] [Name] of a son & a daughter of Dhrtarastra.

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

1) Duḥśala (दुःशल):—[=duḥ-śala] [from duḥ] m. Name of a son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i]

2) Duḥśalā (दुःशला):—[=duḥ-śalā] [from duḥ-śala > duḥ] f. of the only daughter of Dh°, wife of Jayad-ratha, [ib.]

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Duhshala in German

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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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