Kohala, Kohāla: 10 definitions

Introduction

Kohala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kohala (कोहल) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Kohala) various roles suitable to them.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35.—“Kohala and others together with Vātsya, Śāṇḍilya, and Dhūrtila (Dattila) stayed in this earth for some time as mortals, and put into practice this Śāstra which augments the intellect of men, deals with the deeds of the three worlds and is a specimen of all other Śāstras”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kohala (कोहल).—A Brahmin scholar. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 53, Stanza 4, that this Brahmin was present at the 'Sarpa Sattra' (sacrifice to kill serpents) of Janamejaya. Once Bhagīratha gave this hermit as alms one lakh of cows with calves. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 138, Stanza 27).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kohala (कोहल).—A pupil of Lāngala.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 48.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A tank in Ceylon, built by Vasabha (Mhv.xxxv.95). It was near Maha Titthapattana (MT.653).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Kohala (कोहल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Kohala] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōhaḷā (कोहळा).—& kōhaḷī, kōhāḷī, kōhōḷī See kōvhāḷā & kōvhāḷī.

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kōhāḷā (कोहाळा).—& kōhaḷī, kōhāḷī, kōhōḷī See kōvhāḷā & kōvhāḷī.

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

kōhaḷā (कोहळा).—m A pumpion gourd.

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kōhāḷā (कोहाळा).—m A pumpion gourd.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kohala (कोहल).—a. [kau halati spardhate ac pṛṣo° Tv.] Speaking in distinctly.

-laḥ 1 A kind of musical instrument.

2) A sort of spirituous liquor.

3) The inventor or first teacher of the drama.

4) Name of a Prākṛt grammarian (v. l. kohara).

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

Kohala (कोहल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. The name of a saint or Muni, the inventor or first preceptor of the drama. 2. A kind of musical instrument. 3. A sort of spirituous liquor.

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

1) Kohala (कोहल):—[from kohaḍa] mfn. speaking indistinctly, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a sort of spirituous liquor (made of barley), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of musical instrument (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni (inventor or first teacher of the drama), [Mahābhārata i, xiii; Vāyu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Prākṛt grammarian ([varia lectio] kohara)

6) [v.s. ...] of a writer on music

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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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