Jabala, Jābāla, Jābālā: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jābālā (जाबाला).—The mother of the hermit Satyakāma. (For details see under Satyakāma).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jābāla (जाबाल).—A pupil of Yājñavalkya;1 of Pathya.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 29; Matsya-purāṇa 198. 4.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 11.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Jābāla (जाबाल) is the name of ancient sage who blessed king Bhagiratha with supreme knowledge, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] By the grace of Lord Śiva, Bhagiratha reigned for a long time and thinking the world to be like indrajāla he desisted from enjoying the kingdom and approached the celebrated sage Jābāla. By the grace of the sage the king got the supreme knowledge and highest perfection. Śruta was the son of Bhagiratha.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Jābāla (जाबाल) or Jābālasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Jābāla-saṃhitā).

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jābāla (जाबाल).—A goat-herd.

Derivable forms: jābālaḥ (जाबालः).

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

Jābāla (जाबाल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. The name of a saint. E. jabalāyā apatyam aṇ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jābāla (जाबाल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[+ jābāla] Tantrarājaka med. Mentioned in Brahmavaivartapurāṇa Oxf. 22^b.

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

1) Jabālā (जबाला):—(cf. [Pāṇini 2-4, 58; Patañjali]), Name of a woman, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad iv, 4, 1]

2) Jābāla (जाबाल):—1. jābāla m. = ajā-pāla, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) 2. jābāla m. ([from] jabālā) [metronymic] of Mahā-śāla, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x]

4) of Satya-kāma[, xiii f.; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa viii, 7; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

5) Name of the author of a law-book, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti ii, iv f.; Parāśara-smṛti iii [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([plural])

6) of the author of a medicinal work, [Brahmavaivarta-purāṇa i, 16, 12 and 18]

7) [plural] Name of a school of the Yajur-veda, [Caraṇa-vyūha; Pravara texts iv, 1]

8) cf. mahā-.

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

Jābāla (जाबाल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A goatherd.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jabala 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jābāla (ಜಾಬಾಲ):—

1) [noun] a man whose profession is herding, tending of sheep, goats, etc.; a shepherd.

2) [noun] one of the Upaniṣads, the sacred Indian scriptures.

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Jābāḷa (ಜಾಬಾಳ):—[noun] = ಜಾಬಾಲ [jabala].

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Jābāḷa (ಜಾಬಾಳ):—

1) [noun] the quality of having loose texture.

2) [noun] that which is very dull, monotonous, uninteresting or boring.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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