Ekasala, aka: Ekasālā, Ekasāla, Ekashala, Ekaśālā, Eka-shala; 4 Definition(s)
Ekasala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 term Ekaśālā can be transliterated into English as Ekasala or Ekashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Brahmin village in the Kosala kingdom. The Buddha once stayed there, and when a large congregation of the laity were listening to him, Mara, thinking to darken their intelligence, suggested to him that he should not teach others. The Buddha refuted the suggestion of Mara, who retired discomfited. S.i.111.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
India history and geogprahy
Ekasāla (एकसाल) is the name of a village, mentioned as lying in the Vareṭikā-viṣaya, according to the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Ekasāla is to be identified with the village of the same name, now situated about 1½ miles to the north of the Bhivapurī Road Railway station on the Central Railway.
These copper plates (mentioning Ekasāla) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
Ekasālā (एकसाला) is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—From the Saṃyutta Nikāya we know that the Buddha once stayed among the Kosalans at the Brahmin village of Ekasālā. In the Saṃyutta Nikāya we find a reference to the brahmin village of Ekanālā. It was in Magadha. we are told that the Blessed One once stayed on the Dakkhiṇagiri at Ekanālā.Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ekaśālā (एकशाला).—A single hall or room;
-lam A house consisting of one hall; Matsya P. -śīrṣan = °mukha q. v. Av.13.4.6. -śuṅga a. having one sheath.
-ṅgā Name of a medicinal plant.
Ekaśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and śālā (शाला).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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