Ilvala, aka: Ilvalā; 5 Definition(s)


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Ilvala (इल्वल).—An Asura, who lived in the Maṇimatī city. Ilvala and his brother Vātāpi ate up a number of brahmins and Agastya cursed them to death. (See Agastya).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ilvalā (इल्वला).—(pl.) Name of the five stars in the head of Orion (mṛgaśiras).

Derivable forms: ilvalāḥ (इल्वलाः).

See also (synonyms): ilvakā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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