Jalasaya, Jalāsaya, Jalashaya, Jala-ashaya, Jalaśaya, Jala-shaya: 17 definitions

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Jalasaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Jalaśaya can be transliterated into English as Jalasaya or Jalashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Jalashay.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Jalāśayā (जलाशया) is another name for Guṇḍālā an unidentified medicinal plant, possibly identified with Bacopa monnieri from the Plantaginaceae or ‘plantain’ family [previously the Scrophulariaceae or ‘figwort’ family], according to verse 5.128 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Jalāśayā and Guṇḍālā, there are a total of four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jalāśaya (जलाशय) refers to “lakes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as the Seven Sages said amongst each other (when arriving at Himavatpura city): “[...] The splendour of festoons is also seen in every house. They are of different colours and sorts with shapes of parrots and swans carved on the walls of the palaces. The canopies with hanging festoons are of diverse character. There are many lakes (jalāśaya) and ponds. The gardens and parks are of various kinds frequented by delighted people. Here men are like gods and the women are like the celestial damsels. [...]”.

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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jalashaya in India is the name of a plant defined with Vetiveria zizanioides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Andropogon squarrosus auct. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires (1904)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1925)
· Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta (1825)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Austrobaileya (1999)
· Notulae ad Plantas Asiaticas (1851)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jalāsaya : ((jala + asaya), m.) a lake; an artificial tank.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalāśaya (जलाशय).—m (S) A reservoir or collection of water;--as the ocean, a sea, lake, tank, pond, well, basin, trough.

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

jalāśaya (जलाशय).—m A collection of water.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—a.

1) resting or lying in water.

2) stupid, dull, apathetic. (-yaḥ) 1 a pond, lake, reservoir.

2) a fish.

3) the ocean.

4) the fragrant root of a plant (uśīra).

Jalāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and āśaya (आशय).

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Jalaśaya (जलशय).—m. an epithet of Viṣṇu;

Derivable forms: jalaśayaḥ (जलशयः).

Jalaśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and śaya (शय). See also (synonyms): jalaśayana, jalaśāyin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jalaśaya (जलशय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Vishnu. E. jala water, and śaya who sleeps; he is supposed to sleep borne by his serpent couch above the ocean, during the four months of the periodical rains in India; also during the intervals of the submersion of the world. jale śete śī-ac . 7 ta0 sa0 .

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Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Stupid, dull, cold, apathetic. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A pond, a tank, a lake, a reservoir or any piece of water. 2. The ocean. n.

(-yaṃ) A fragrant grass, (Androdgon muricatum.) E. jala water, and āśaya an abode or receptacle, or jala for jaḍa cold, and āśaya disposition.

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

Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—I. i. e. jala-ā -śī + a, adj. Reposing in water, Mahābhārata 3, 11123. Ii. for jaḍa-āśaya (which is perhaps to be read), adj. Stupid, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 6, 58. Iii. i. e. jala-āśaya, m. 1. A reservoir of water, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3820. 2. A pond, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 129. 3. A sea, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 15.

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

Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—1. [masculine] pond, lake, sea.

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Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—2. [adjective] lying or resting in water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jalaśaya (जलशय):—[=jala-śaya] [from jala] m. ‘reposing on water (id est. on his serpent-couch above the waters, during the 4 months of the periodical rains and during the intervals of the submersion of the world)’, Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Jalāśaya (जलाशय):—[from jala] mfn. lying in water, [Mahābhārata iii, 11123]

3) [v.s. ...] stupid, [Kathāsaritsāgara vi, 58 (and 1 32?) ]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a reservoir, pond, lake, ocean, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] = la-kubjaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] n. = la-moda, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Jalāśayā (जलाशया):—[from jalāśaya > jala] f. a kind of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Jalaśaya (जलशय):—[jala-śaya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Vishnu.

2) Jalāśaya (जलाशय):—[jalā+śaya] (yaḥ-yaṃ) 1. m. A pond; a lake; the ocean. n. Fragrant grass. a. Stupid, dull, cold.

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Jalasaya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jalāśaya (जलाशय) [Also spelled jalashay]:—(nm) a reservoir; a body of water.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jalāśaya (ಜಲಾಶಯ):—

1) [noun] a place where water is collected and stored in large quantity; a natural or artificial lake, pond, etc.; a reservoir.

2) [noun] the grass Vetiveria zizanioides (= Andropogon muricatus) of Poaceae family, whose fragrant roots are used in making hand-fans and also for cooling screens for the windows; cus cus grass.

3) [noun] a fish.

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