Jabala, aka: Jābāla, Jābālā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: 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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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 (eg., Jābāla-saṃhitā).

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
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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-English dictionary

Jābāla (जाबाल).—A goat-herd.

Derivable forms: jābālaḥ (जाबालः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jābāla (जाबाल).—m.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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