Jalada, Jala-da: 25 definitions


Jalada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Jalada (जलद):—One of the seven sons of Havya (lord of Śākadvīpa). His varṣa is also called the same: jaladavarṣa.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jalada (जलद).—A mountain in Śāka island. The famous country known as Kumudottaravarṣa is near this mountain. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Stanza 25).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jalada (जलद) or Ghana refers to “clouds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Once at the advent of clouds (jalada-āgama), Dakṣa’s daughter said to Śiva who was halting on the ridge of Kailāsa mountain. Satī said:—‘O lord of devas, O Śiva my dear husband, please hear my words and do accordingly, O bestower of honour. The most unbearable season of the advent of clouds (ghana-āgama) has arrived with clusters of clouds of diverse hues, and their music reverberating in the sky and the various quarters. The speedy gusts of wind scattering sprays of water mingled with nectarine drops from the Kadamba flowers captivate the heart as they blow’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Jalada (जलद).—A son of Havya, after whom came Jaladavarṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 17-18; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 16.

1b) An Ātreya gotrakara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 197. 4.

1c) A son of Bhavya of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 60.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Jalada (जलद) is another name for “Mustā” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning jalada] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Jalada (जलद) or Jaladalauha is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 13, Pandu: anaemia and Kamala: jaundice). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., jalada-lauha): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Jalada (जलद) (identified with Cyperus rotundus) is used in various bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis such as manipulating the scent of flowers, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “Fragrance of the blossom can be changed by filling (the base near) the roots (pūrṇa-mūla) of the trees with the earth scented with the desired fragrance and then fed with water mixed with Cyperus rotundus [e.g., Jalada], Erythrina stricta, Valeriana wallichii, Aporosa lindleyana and Cinnamomum tamala”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Jalada (जलद) (“water-giver, rain-cloud”), is according to the scholiasts a synonym of musta or mustā (“nut-grass”), and consequently has been reproduced by gla-sgaṅ (for which NP offer the unattested spelling bla-sgaṅ).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Jalada (जलद) refers to “clouds”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If at rising and setting the sun should be hid by clouds [i.e., jalada] of the shape of implements of war, he will bring on strife; if these clouds should appear like a deer, a buffalo, a bird, an ass or a young camel, mankind will be afflicted with fears. The planets, when subjected to the hot rays of the sun are freed from their impurities just as gold is purified by the action of the fire”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Jalada (जलद) refers to “clouds”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The meeting of beloved women is like a city in the sky. Youth or wealth is like a mass of clouds (jalada-paṭala-tulya). Relations, children and bodies, etc. are perishable as lightning. You must understand that the whole action of the cycle of rebirth is thus momentary”.

Synonyms: Megha, Ghana, Parjanya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jalada [ಜಾಲಾದ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Shorea roxburghii G.Don from the Dipterocarpaceae (Sal) family. For the possible medicinal usage of jalada, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jalada in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos potatorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos stuhlmannii Gilg) (Latin potator, oris ‘drinker’ (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1893)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1984)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· E-Journal of Chemistry (2007)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jalada : (m.) a rain-cloud.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jalada refers to: “giving water, ” rain-cloud Dāvs. V, 32;

Note: jalada is a Pali compound consisting of the words jala and da.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalada (जलद).—a ( P The ja is both j & dz.) Quick, smart, active, fleet. 2 Rapid of operation, active--medicines &c.: inflammable or excitable--gunpowder, a temper.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jalada (जलद).—a Quick, fleet, active, smart.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalada (जलद).—

1) a cloud; जायन्ते विरला लोके जलदा इव सज्जनाः (jāyante viralā loke jaladā iva sajjanāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.29.

2) camphor. °अशनः (aśanaḥ) the Śāla tree.

Derivable forms: jaladaḥ (जलदः).

Jalada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and da (द).

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

Jalada (जलद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Giving or shedding water. m.

(-daḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) E. jala water, and da what gives. jalaṃ dadāti dā-ka .

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

Jalada (जलद).—[jala-da], m. 1. A cloud, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 48. 2. The name of a varṣa, or division of the known continent, Mahābhārata 6, 425.

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

Jalada (जलद).—[masculine] a cloud (rain-giver).

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

1) Jalada (जलद):—[=jala-da] [from jala] m. ‘water-giver’, a (rain-) cloud, [Mahābhārata iii, 1638; Rāmāyaṇa iii; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the ocean, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) [v.s. ...] Cyperus rotundus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince,[Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 4, 60]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Varṣa in Śāka-dvīpa, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a school of the [Atharva-veda; Caraṇa-vyūha]

7) [v.s. ...] n. [varia lectio] for -ja q.v.

8) Jalaḍā (जलडा):—f. [gana] bāhv-ādi ([Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 203]).

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

Jalada (जलद):—[jala-da] (daḥ) 1. m. A cloud; a fragrant grass. a. Giving water.

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Jalada 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

Jalada (ಜಲದ):—

1) [noun] that which gives water; a cloud.

2) [noun] the grass Cyperus rotundus (= C. hexastachyus) of Cyperaceae family; sedge.

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Jaḷada (ಜಳದ):—

1) [noun] that which gives water; a cloud.

2) [noun] the grass Cyperus rotundus (= C. hexastachyus) of Cyperaceae family; sedge.

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Jālāda (ಜಾಲಾದ):—[noun] the large sized tree Shorea talura (= S. robusta, = Vatica robusta) of Dipterocarpaceae family; bastard sal.

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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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