Jalamarga, aka: Jalamārga, Jala-marga; 4 Definition(s)

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Jalamarga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

[Jalamarga in Vastushastra glossaries]

Jalamārga (जलमार्ग) refers to the “groove” cut within the praṇāla (‘water-drain’). More specifically, it is cut deeply on the upper surface of the lower beam, and the lower surface of the upper beam, forming a long stone chute when placed one above the other. It is also known by the name Ambumārga. The praṇāla is a channel built into a sanctum for the purpose of draining oblation water and rainwater.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Jalamarga in Marathi glossaries]

jalamārga (जलमार्ग).—m (S Water-road.) Water (opp. to land) considered as a way for traveling; the way by water. 2 Sea-customs: opp. to jakāta.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalamārga (जलमार्ग).—m Water (opp. to land) consi- dered as a way for travelling. The way by water. Sea-customs, opp. jakāta.

(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

[Jalamarga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Jalamārga (जलमार्ग).—a drain, canal.

Derivable forms: jalamārgaḥ (जलमार्गः).

Jalamārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and mārga (मार्ग).

(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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