Himacāla, Himacala, Himācala, Hima-acala: 8 definitions
Himacāla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Himachala.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Himācala (हिमाचल) or Himavat is represented in two forms (1) the mobile (the subtle human form) and (2) immobile (the gross, stationary form identical with the mountain Himālayas), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] there in the northern region is a mountain called Himavat who is the lord of mountains and has great splendour and prosperity. His twofold aspects—that of a mobile nature and that of the immobile one—are well known. [...]”.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
Himācala (हिमाचल) (sometimes Hemācala) was the father of Mitrānanda (1559 C.E.), a renowned scholar of Sanskrit metrics who contributed to the science of metrics through his Chandobhāskara. Mitrānanda was the son of Himācala (sometimes Hemācala) Miśra and belongs to the family of Śāṇḍilyagotra. His father was a master of many śāstras (śāstravit) and belonged to Bhairuṇḍanagara.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Himācala (हिमाचल).—m (S hima & acala) himādri m (S hima & adri) The Himalaya range of mountains.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Himācala (हिमाचल).—m The Himalaya range of mountains.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Himācala (हिमाचल).—the Himālaya mountain; प्रस्थं हिमाद्रे- र्मृगनाभिगन्धि किंचित् क्वणत् किंनरमध्युवास (prasthaṃ himādre- rmṛganābhigandhi kiṃcit kvaṇat kiṃnaramadhyuvāsa) Ku.1.54; R.4.79; 4.3. °जा, °तनया (jā, °tanayā)
2) the Ganges.
Derivable forms: himācalaḥ (हिमाचलः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Himācala (हिमाचल).—[masculine] = himagiri.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Himācala (हिमाचल):—[from hima > him] m. ‘snow-mountain’, the Himālaya, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Kathāsaritsāgara; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+4): Himadri, Mahaprajna, Himacalendra, Mahidhra, Svapana, Premashrava, Himavatsuta, Bhairundanagara, Ahsrava, Girisuta, Romodgama, Shivacarita, Shivacaritra, Mitrananda, Nikumbha, Sarvapapahara, Himavat, Devakarya, Papahara, Mangalarupin.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Himacāla, Himacala, Himācala, Hima-acala; (plurals include: Himacālas, Himacalas, Himācalas, acalas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 3 - Hymn to Śiva by Viṣṇu and other gods < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 1 - The marriage of Himācala < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 12 - Śiva-Himavat dialogue < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Princes obtain permission to leave home < [Chapter V - Life and death of the sons of Sagara]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 26 - The Marriage of Hara and Gaurī Celebrated < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 27 - Pārvatī Enraged: The Origin of Gaṇeśa < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - Pratīhāreśvara (pratīhāra-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)