Duhshala, Duḥśalā, Dus-shala, Duḥśala: 8 definitions



Duhshala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Duḥśalā and Duḥśala can be transliterated into English as Duhsala or Duhshala, 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: 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.]

[Sanskrit to German]

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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