Ekala, Eka-la: 13 definitions


Ekala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ekala (एकल) refers to “one who is single” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the seven Sages said (with false words) to Pārvatī: “[...] He [Śiva] is single [i.e., ekala] without a second and without attachment. He is after salvation, O gentle lady, how can a woman put up with him. O blessed one, even now, at our bidding, return to your house. Cast off this foolish intention. You will benefit thereby. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekala (एकल).—Thirteen in number; lords of minor kingdoms; (Wilson's mekalā).*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 58.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkala (एकल).—&c. Terms at marbles.

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ēkalā (एकला).—a Alone, single, solitary. Pr. ēkalyācī ēkavāṭa. See under ēkaṭā.

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

ēkalā (एकला).—a Alone. single.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekala (एकल).—a. Alone, solitary; एकल एव मध्येस्थाता (ekala eva madhyesthātā) Ch. Up.3.11.1; Uttararāmacarita 4; (in music) a solo singer.

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Ekala (एकल).—A kind of sculptural measurement.

- an instrument for beating time, any instrument having but one note.

Derivable forms: ekalam (एकलम्).

Ekala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and la (ल).

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

Ekala (एकल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Alone, solitary; a various reading of ekaka.

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

Ekala (एकल).—[eka + la], adj., f. , Solitary, alone, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 7, 10.

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

Ekala (एकल).—[adjective] one, alone.

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

1) Ekala (एकल):—[from eka] mfn. alone, solitary, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (in mus.) a solo singer.

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

Ekala (एकल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Alone.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekala 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ekala (एकल) [Also spelled ekal]:—(a) single; alone, solitary.

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