Jaladhara, Jaladhāra, Jalādhāra, Jala-adhara, Jala-dhara, Jaladhārā: 13 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Jaladhāra (जलधार).—One of the seven major mountains in Śākadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 86. It is also known by the name Candra. Śākadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Medhātithi, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Jaladhāra (जलधार).—A mountain in Śākadvīpa (The island of Śāka). (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Stanza 16).Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Jaladhārā (जलधारा) refers to the “water-currents”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.6, while explaining and enumerating the principles (tattvas):—“from the body of Viṣṇu who thus exerted himself, water-currents (jaladhārā) of various sorts began to flow as a result of Śiva’s Māyā. O great sage, the Supreme Brahman in the form of divine waters pervaded the entire void. A mere contact with the same is destructive of sins. Viṣṇu, the weary person went to sleep amidst the waters. He was in that blissful state of delusion for a long time. As approved in the Vedas, his name came to be established as Nārāyaṇa (Having water as abode). Excepting for that Primordial Being there was nothing then”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Jaladhāra (जलधार).—A mountain of Śākadvīpa from Vāsava; draws water always from rain.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 85-86; Matsya-purāṇa 122. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 79.
1b) A continent of Udaya hill.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 20.
2) Jalādhāra (जलाधार).—A mountain of Śākadvīpa; perhaps Jaladhāra (s.v.).*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 62.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Jaladhara (जलधर) (or Hrīvera, Aṃbu, Udīcya, Vālaka) refers to the medicinal plant Coleus vettiveroides K.C. Jacob, and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Jaladhara] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
jaladhara : (m.) a rain-cloud. || jalādhāra (jala + adhāra) m. deposit of water; reservoir.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Jaladhara refers to: (cp. jalandhara rain-cloud) the sea Miln. 117;
Note: jaladhara is a Pali compound consisting of the words jala and dhara.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Jalādhāra (जलाधार).—a pond, lake, reservoir of water.
Derivable forms: jalādhāraḥ (जलाधारः).
Jalādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and ādhāra (आधार).
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1) a cloud.
2) the ocean.
Derivable forms: jaladharaḥ (जलधरः).
Jaladhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and dhara (धर).
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Jaladhārā (जलधारा).—a stream of water.
Jaladhārā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and dhārā (धारा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Jaladhara (जलधर).—(in Sanskrit cloud, and Lex. ocean; in Pali ocean, Milp. 117.31), ocean, appears in Prakrit form, and with ā m.c. for a, as jalāhara, in Lalitavistara 175.11 (verse; cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 206.9) maraṇo (Śikṣāsamuccaya °ṇaṃ) grasate bahuprāṇiśataṃ (Śikṣāsamuccaya °tān) makareva jalāhari bhūtagaṇaṃ (Śikṣāsamuccaya °ro va jalākari bhūtagaṇān); the meaning ocean, which alone fits the context, is confirmed by Tibetan rgya mtshoḥi.The form is loc. sg., for jala-dhare.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Holding or having water. m.
(-raḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. The ocean. 3. A grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) E. jala water, and dhara. containing, possessing, form dhṛ with ac aff. jalaṃ dharati .
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(-raḥ) A pond, a lake, a reservoir, any piece of water. E. jala, and ādhāra a receptacle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jaladhara (जलधर).—[jala-dhara], m. A cloud, Bhāṣāp. 1.
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Jalādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and ādhāra (आधार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jaladhara (जलधर).—[masculine] cloud (lit. water-bearer).
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Jaladhārā (जलधारा).—[feminine] flood or gush of water.
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Jalādhāra (जलाधार).—[masculine] pond, lake.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jaladhara (जलधर):—[=jala-dhara] [from jala] m. ‘holding water’, a (rain-) cloud, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] the ocean, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Cyperus rotundus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Dalbergia ujjeinensis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a metre of 4 x 32 syllabic instants
6) Jaladhāra (जलधार):—[=jala-dhāra] [from jala] m. Name of a mountain, [Mahābhārata vi, 417; Harivaṃśa 12405]
7) [v.s. ...] of a Varṣa in Śāka-dvīpa, [Mahābhārata vi, 426]
8) Jaladhārā (जलधारा):—[=jala-dhārā] [from jala-dhāra > jala] f. a stream of water, [Mahābhārata vi, ix; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 17, 1.]
9) Jalādhāra (जलाधार):—[from jala] m. = la-sthāna, [Yājñavalkya iii, 144; Mahābhārata xii, 4891]
10) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 4, 62.]
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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