Gavala, Gavaḷā, Gavalā: 13 definitions
Gavala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Gavaḷā can be transliterated into English as Gavala or Gavalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
India history and geography
Gavala is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Madigas (the great leather-working caste of the Telugu country). The Madiga people sometimes call themselves Jambavas, and claim to be descended from Jambu or Adi Jambuvadu, who is perhaps the Jambuvan of the Ramayana.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Biology (plants and animals)
Gavala in India is the name of a plant defined with Careya arborea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Careya arborea Roxb. & Roxb. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae (Mueller) (1866)
· Fitoterapia (2003)
· Bangladesh J. Pharmacol. (2008)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Pl. Corom. (1811)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Gavala, for example chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
gavaḷā (गवळा).—a Properly gavhaḷā.
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.
Gavala (गवल).—The wild buffalo.
-lam Buffalo's horn; गवलालिकुहानिभा (gavalālikuhānibhā) Bri. S.32.17; Śiśupālavadha 2.12.
Derivable forms: gavalaḥ (गवलः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A wild buffalo. n.
(-laṃ) Buffalo's horn. E. gu to sound, alac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gavala (गवल).—[masculine] buffalo.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gavala (गवल):—[from gav] m. the wild buffalo, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā vi, 25]
2) [v.s. ...] n. buffalo’s horn, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxxii, 17.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gavala (गवल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A wild buffalo. n. Buffaloe’s horn.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Gavala (गवल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gavala.
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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.
Gavala (गवल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gavala.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
1) [noun] a male bison; a wild buffalo.
2) [noun] the horn of a wild buffalo.
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1) [noun] the state of being somewhat dark; dimness.
2) [noun] a large mass of water vapour condensed to fine particles, at or just above the earth’s surface; thick, obscuring mist; fog.
3) [noun] a similar mass of smoke, dust, etc. obscuring the atmosphere.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gavalagitti, Gavalakacura, Gavalambha, Gavalana, Gavalata, Gavalavada.
Ends with: Agavala, Aggavala, Angavala, Bhangavala, Caturangavala, Gajagavala, Gangavala, Kaggavala, Karagavala, Kattumgavala, Lagavala, Mumgavala, Prayagavala, Rasagavala, Sambaragavala, Tamgavala, Ubbugavala, Utsangavala, Yogavala.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Gavala, Gavaḷā, Gavalā, Gāvaḷa; (plurals include: Gavalas, Gavaḷās, Gavalās, Gāvaḷas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.373 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XLVI - Gadhi’s loss of his visionary kingdom < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Chapter XLV - Gadhi reborn as a chandala, and made king over the kir tribe < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Economics (3): Goods of trade < [Chapter 3 - Social Aspects]
Laghu-yoga-vasistha (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Part 5 - The Story of Gādhi < [Chapter V - Upaṣānti-prakaraṇa]