Ilavila, Ilavilā: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Ilavilā (इलविला):—Daughter of Tṛṇabindu (son of Budha) and the Apsarā Alambuṣā. The great saint Viśravā (master of mystic yoga) begot in the womb of Ilavilā the son known as Kuvera (giver of money). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.31-32)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ilavilā (इलविला).—The daughter of Tṛṇabindu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 37; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 47.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Ilavilā (इलविला) is the daughter of Rājarṣi Tṛṇavindu, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Rājarṣi Tṛṇavindu gave his daughter Ilavilā to Pulastya. Viśravas was born to her. Viśravas had four wives—Puṣpotkaṭā, Vākā, Kaikasī and Devavarṇinī.

2) Ilavilā (इलविला) also refers to the son of Śataratha and grandson of Nakula, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, [...] From the sage Vasiṣṭha, Nakula was born. From Nakula was born the celebrated king Śataratha. Ilavila was born of Śataratha. Ilavila’s son was Vṛddhaśarman who begot Viśvabāhu and the latter’s son was Khatvāṅga.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ilavilā (इलविला).—Name of the wife of Viśravas and mother of Kubera; (hence the name ailavila for Kubera). See under इडबिडा (iḍabiḍā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ilavilā (इलविला).—f.

(-lā) The mother of Kuvera.

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

1) Ilavila (इलविल):—m. = iḍaviḍa q.v. Name of a son of Daśaratha

2) Ilavilā (इलविला):—[from ilavila] f. Name of a daughter of Tṛṇa-bindu (wife of Viśravas and mother of Kuvera), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ilavilā (इलविला):—(lā) 1. f. Mother of Kuvera.

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Ilavila in German

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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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