Jaladhara, Jaladhāra, Jalādhāra, Jala-adhara, Jala-dhara, Jaladhārā: 18 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jaladhara in Purana glossary
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

1) 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”.

2) Jaladhāra (जलधार) is another name for the Ocean (Sāgara), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to the Ocean: “[...] At the will of Śiva I was requested by the gods who were harassed by it, and so I went there and suppressed the fire. I gave it the form of a mare. I have brought it here. O ocean [i.e., jaladhāra], I ask you to be merciful. This fury of lord Śiva, now in the form of a mare, you will bear till the final dissolution of all living beings”.

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.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Jaladhara in Ayurveda glossary
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.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Jaladhāra (जलधार) refers to a “stream of water” [i.e., oṃ āḥ hūṇ sarvatathāgata-suvarṇa-jaladhāre svāhā], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jaladhara in Pali glossary
Source: 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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jaladhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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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Jaladhara (जलधर).—

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

Jaladhara (जलधर).—mfn.

(-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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Jalādhāra (जलाधार).—m.

(-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 (जलाधार).—or

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.]

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

1) Jaladhara (जलधर):—[jala-dhara] (raḥ) 1. m. A cloud; the ocean; a grass. a. Holding water.

2) Jalādhāra (जलाधार):—[jalā+dhāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A pond, a lake.

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Jaladhara 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

[«previous next»] — Jaladhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jaladhara (ಜಲಧರ):—

1) [noun] a cloud, which holds water.

2) [noun] the potherb Amarantus viridis of Amarantaceae family.

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Jalādhāra (ಜಲಾಧಾರ):—[noun] a water tank, pond etc.

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Jaḷadhara (ಜಳಧರ):—

1) [noun] a cloud, which holds water.

2) [noun] the potherb Amaranthus viridis of Amarantaceae family.

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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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