Jalaja, aka: Jala-ja; 5 Definition(s)

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Jalaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

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Jalaja (जलज) refers to the lotus and represents flowers (puṣpa) once commonly used in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa verse 45. The lotus is also called by the names Kamala, Padma, Nīlanalina and Nīlotpala (verse 62 and 339), Jātī (verse 429), Irā (verse 673-675ff.) and Kunda (verse 495).

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jalaja : (adj.) born or sprung from the water. (nt.), a lotus.

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

jalaja (जलज).—a S Born of or produced by water, aquatic. Hence (in poetry) a cloud, and jalajaghōṣa Thunder. Ex. lakṣadīpācā prakāśa || jalajaghōṣaghaṇṭā- varī ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalaja (जलज).—a Born of or produced by water, aquatic. A cloud.

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

Jalaja (जलज).—a. born or produced in water. (-jaḥ) 1 an aquatic animal.

2) a fish; स्वयमेव हतः पित्रा जलजेनात्मजो यथा (svayameva hataḥ pitrā jalajenātmajo yathā) Rām.2.61.22.

3) sea-salt.

4) a collective name for several signs of the zodiac.

5) moss.

6) the moon. (-jaḥ, jam) 1 a shell.

2) the conch-shell; अधरोष्ठे निवेश्य दघ्मौ जलजं कुमारः (adharoṣṭhe niveśya daghmau jalajaṃ kumāraḥ) R.7. 63,1.6; इत्यादिश्य हृषीकेशः प्रध्माय जलजोत्तमम् (ityādiśya hṛṣīkeśaḥ pradhmāya jalajottamam) Bhāg.8.4. 26. -3 (-jaḥ) The Kaustubha gem; जलजः कौस्तुभे मीने तत् क्लीबे शङ्खपद्मयोः (jalajaḥ kaustubhe mīne tat klībe śaṅkhapadmayoḥ) | Nm. (jaḥ) -4 A kind of horse born in water; वाजिनो जलजाः केचिद् वह्निजातास्तथापरे । शालिहोत्र (vājino jalajāḥ kecid vahnijātāstathāpare | śālihotra) of भोज (bhoja), Appendix II,12.

-jam a lotus. °आजीवः (ājīvaḥ) a fisherman. °आसनः (āsanaḥ) an epithet of Brahmā; वाचस्पतिरुवाचेदं प्राञ्जलिर्जलजासनम् (vācaspatiruvācedaṃ prāñjalirjalajāsanam) Ku.2.3. °कुसुमम् (kusumam) the lotus. °द्रव्यम् (dravyam) a pearl, shell or any other thing produced from the sea.

Jalaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and ja (ज).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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