Ekapatala, Ekapāṭalā, Ekapāṭala, Eka-patala: 8 definitions


Ekapatala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Ekapatala in Purana glossary
Source: Google Books: The Rise of Mahāsena

Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला, “one trumpent flower”).—Daughter of Menā and Himālaya.—Ekapāṭalā dwells in a Pāṭalā tree and also eats one Pāṭalā flower every thousand years.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला).—See under Ekaparṇā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला).—One of the three daughters of Himavān and Menā; wife of Jaigīṣavya. Their mindborn sons were Śankha and Likhita. Performed penance under the wood of cerasus pudda; lived on a pāṭala once in every 2000 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 9. 3; 10. 8 & 20, 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 71. 4; 72. 7-10, 18-9.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ekapatala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला) refers to one of the daughters of Himavat and Menakā, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Himavat says to Bhairava: “I have a beloved daughter born of Menakā’s womb. Out of fear of having her wings cut, she entered the sea. One of my daughters is Āparṇā (or, Ekavarṇā) and the second one is Ekapāṭalā. The third is the youngest (laghvīyasī). She is the beautiful Kālinī who is (still) alive. (These are my) daughters the eldest, middle one and the one called the child, respectively. I have given you one (namely) Sukālinī, who is present (here). O god, she is beautiful, well mannered and devoted to her husband (satīdharmaratā). May she now worship the feet of the Lord”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekapatala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला).—Name of a younger sister of Durgā; Name of Durgā.

Ekapāṭalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and pāṭalā (पाटला).

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

1) Ekapāṭalā (एकपाटला):—[=eka-pāṭalā] [from eka] f. ‘living upon a single blossom’, Name of a younger sister of Durgā, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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