Ilvala, aka: Ilvalā; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Ilvala in Purana glossaries]

1a) Ilvala (इल्वल).—A Samhikeya Asura: a son of Hrāda and Dhamani. Cooked Vātāpi for his guest Agastya. A follower of Vṛtra in his battle with Indra.1 Got exhausted in amṛtamathana.2 Took part in Devāsura war between Bali and Indra and fought with the sons of Brahmā.3 Father of Balvala.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 19; Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 15.
  • 2) Ib. VII. 2. 4; VIII. 7. 14.
  • 3) Ib. VIII. 10. 20 & 32.
  • 4) Ib. X. 78. 38.

1b) A son of Vipracitti.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 11.

1c) A nephew of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 27.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Ilvala in Hinduism glossaries]

Ilvala was a Daitya, who was the ruler of the city of Manimati. Vatapi was his younger brother. Once, the sage Agastya visited this city. Ilvala requested the sage to grant him a son equal unto Indra, the chief of the celestials. Agastya however, saw that the mind of Ilvala was impure and refused to grant that boon.

(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Ilvala (ईवल): Ilvala and Vatapi were asuras, the rulers of Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, was named after asura king Vatapi.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

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