Jalapralaya, aka: Jala-pralaya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Jalapralaya (जलप्रलय).—In all the Asiatic Purāṇas, reference to an ancient great flood, with slight changes occurs. According to Hindu Purāṇas this great flood took place before Mahāviṣṇu took the incarnation of Matsya. In the Holy Bible which is the scripture of the Christians, the story of the great flood is allied to the story of the Noah. (See under Avatāra). This story occurs in the Babylonian literature also. The book 'Gilgamish' which is as old as the Ṛgveda, is considered to be the oldest in the world. The theme of the Gilgamish is the travel of a man named Gilgamish. This story is written in twelve clay-tablets. After 1850, the scientists of England who carried on an archaeological research, found in the library of Ancient Nineveh, the most famous in the ancient world, these twelve tablets along with twentythousand other tablets, all of which were in good condition. This library was built by the King Aśurbānipāl in 7th century B.C., on a very high place on the bank of the river Tigris, in the ancient Nineveh. (See full article at Story of Jalapralaya from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Jalapralaya in Marathi glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

jalapralaya (जलप्रलय).—m (S) A destroying deluge or inundation.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalapralaya (जलप्रलय).—m A destroying deluge or in- undation.

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

Jalapralaya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

Jalapralaya (जलप्रलय).—destruction by water.

Derivable forms: jalapralayaḥ (जलप्रलयः).

Jalapralaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and pralaya (प्रलय).

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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