Ikshula, Ikṣulā: 4 definitions
Ikshula 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.
The Sanskrit term Ikṣulā can be transliterated into English as Iksula or Ikshula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Ikṣulā (इक्षुला).—Name of a river originating from Mahendra, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.
Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ikṣulā (इक्षुला).—An important river. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 17).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Ikṣulā (इक्षुला).—A river of the Mahendra hill.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 106.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ikṣulā (इक्षुला):—[from ikṣu] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata] See ikṣu-dā.
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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Ends with: Dikshula.
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