Jambhala, aka: Jambhalā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Jambhala (जम्भल) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Citrus limonum (lime) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as bearing good fruits. The King should plant such domestic plants in and near villages. He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.

The following is an ancient Indian recipe for such nourishment of trees:

According to Śukranīti 4.4.105-109: “The trees (such as jambala) are to be watered in the morning and evening in summer, every alternate day in winter, in the fifth part of the day (i.e., afternoon) in spring, never in the rainy season. If trees have their fruits destroyed, the pouring of cold water after being cooked together with Kulutha, Māṣa (seeds), Mudga (pulse), Yava (barley) and Tila (oil seed) would lead to the growth of flowers and fruits. Growth of trees can be helped by the application of water with which fishes are washed and cleansed.”

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra book cover
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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jāmbhaḷā (जांभळा).—& jāmbhūḷa See jāmbaḷā & jāmbūḷa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jāmbhaḷā (जांभळा).—a Of a dark purple.

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

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

Jambhala (जम्भल) or Jambhalā (जम्भला).—A female Rākṣasī (by meditating on whom women are said to become pregnant).

Derivable forms: jambhalaḥ (जम्भलः).

See also (synonyms): jambhara.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jambhala (जम्भल).—(compare prec. and next), n. of a supernatural being, a yakṣa acc. to Mmk 549.23; 607.1; 648.6 (yakṣa- rāṭ); compare Sādh 421.7 °la-rūpam ātmānaṃ dhyātvā; in Mvy 4331 rendered by Tibetan rmugs ḥdzin, which Das renders by jalendra (compare next), ‘the chief of water,’ the sea…

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jambhala (जम्भल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A lime or citron. 2. A Jina or deified Jaina saint. f.

(-lā) A female Rakshasi, the worship of whom is supposed to procure for women procreation. E. jabhi to destroy, (sickness, sin, &c.) kalac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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