Jaladhi, aka: Jāladhi, Jala-dhi; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Jaladhi (जलधि).—The crocodile which is the conveyance of Varuṇa. It is mentioned in Vāmana Purāṇa, Chapter 9, about conveyances of Gods as follows:—

"The conveyance of Indra is the white elephant, which came into being from the palm of Danu, and is of extraordinary strength and valour. The black buffalo called Pauṇḍraka, which was born from the thigh of Rudra, and is as quick as the mind and very fierce, is the conveyance of Yama (the god of death). The conveyance of Varuṇa is the black crocodile called 'Jaladhi', born from the ear-wax of Rudra, and having divine power of movement. The conveyance of Vaiśravaṇa (the god of wealth) is a ferocious man with eyes like two cart-wheels and body as big as mountain, who was born from the leg of Ambikā. The eleven Rudras have speedy horses, terrible serpents and white oxen of high speed. Candra has a chariot as his vehicle yoked with five hundred swans. The vehicles of the Ādityas are chariots yoked with horses and camels. The conveyances of the Vasus are elephants, men for Yakṣas, serpents for Kinnaras, and horses for the Aśvinīdevas. The Maruts of fearful appearance have deer as conveyance. The Vidyādharas have parrots for conveyances. An asura called Andhaka has a chariot with thousand posts as his vehicle. Prahlāda had, as conveyance a divine chariot of gold and silver yoked with eight white horses and elephant for Virocana, horse for Kujaṃbha, divine chariot yoked with yellow horses, for Śaṅkukarṇa, elephant for Hayagrīva, chariot for Maya, Great serpent for Dundubhi, Aeroplane for Śaṃbara and lion for Ayaśśaṅku.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Jaladhi (जलधि).—See Varuṇa, who gave garland to Devī on the eve of her war campaign.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 84.

2) Jāladhi (जालधि).—A Bhārgavagotrakara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 22.
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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India history and geogprahy

Jaladhi.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’; see sāgara. Note: jaladhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jaladhi : (m.) the ocean.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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

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jaladhi (जलधि).—m S (Common in poetry.) The reservoir of water, the ocean or a sea.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaladhi (जलधि).—m The reservoir of water, a sea.

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

Jaladhi (जलधि).—

1) the ocean.

2) a hundred billions.

3) the number 'four'. °गा () a river. °जः (jaḥ) the moon. °जा () Lakṣmī, the goddess of wealth. °रशना (raśanā) the earth.

Derivable forms: jaladhiḥ (जलधिः).

Jaladhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and dhi (धि).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaladhi (जलधि).—m.

(-dhiḥ) 1. The ocean. 2. A large number, (a hundred lacs of crores.) 3. The number “four”. E. jala water, dhā to have. and ādhāre ki aff. jalaṃ dhīyate atra .

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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