Jalashosha, Jalaśōṣa, Jalaśoṣa, Jala-shosha: 5 definitions


Jalashosha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Jalaśōṣa and Jalaśoṣa can be transliterated into English as Jalasosa or Jalashosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Jalashosha in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Jalaśoṣa (जलशोष) refers to the “drying up of waters”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches an offering manual]: “A wax Garuḍa should be made. [...] On the same day all Nāgas send down rain showers. If they do not send rain on the same day, then they see the Nāga residence full of Garuḍas all around. They will become a single flame. Hot sand will fall on their heads and skulls. The water will dry up (jalaśoṣa). If there is too much rain, he shows it towards the clouds and stops the rain. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jalashosha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalaśōṣa (जलशोष).—m (S) Drought, aridity, scarcity of rain or of water. 2 Excessive thirst, parchedness, dryness.

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

jalaśōṣa (जलशोष).—m Drought. Excessive thirst.

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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

[«previous next»] — Jalashosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalaśoṣa (जलशोष).—drought.

Derivable forms: jalaśoṣaḥ (जलशोषः).

Jalaśoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and śoṣa (शोष).

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

Jalaśoṣa (जलशोष):—[=jala-śoṣa] [from jala] m. drying up of water, drought, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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