Kolahala, Kolāhala: 23 definitions

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Kolahala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kolahal.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kolahala in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—A famous Asura. In the battle between the Devas and the Asuras carried on by Subrahmaṇya, this Asura confronted Mālyavān and was killed. (Padma Purāṇa; Part IV, Chapter 13).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) refers to the “tumultuous (sound)” (of the Dundubhis), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The loud sounds of Ḍamarus, the Jhaṅkāra sound of the Bherīs and the sound of the conches pervaded all the three worlds. The tumultuous (kolāhala) sound of the Dundubhis rose up in the air blessing the universe auspiciously and destroying everything other than auspicious. O sage, behind the Gaṇas, the enthusiastic gods, the Siddhas, the guardians of the quarters and others followed. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—(Mt.) a hill of Bhāratavarṣa;1 the place where Gayāsura performed austerities.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 90; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 18. 73.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 5.

1b) The 12th battle between Asuras and Devas. Here Rāji vanquished the Asuras; also the 12th and last incarnation of Hari.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 76 and 86; Matsya-purāṇa 47. 45 and 53.

1c) A son of Sabhānara and father of Sañjaya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 11.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) refers to the name of a Mountain mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.63.32, I.63). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kolāhala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) 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 Kolāhala] 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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kolahala in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kolāhala, (nt.) (cp. also halāhala) shouting, uproar, excitement about (-°), tumult, foreboding, warning about something, hailing. There are 5 kolāhalāni enumerated at KhA 120 sq. viz. kappa° (the announcement of the end of the world, cp. Vism. 415 sq.), cakkavatti° (of a worldking), buddha° (of a Buddha), maṅgala° (that a Buddha will pronounce the “eu)aggέlion”), moneyya° (that a monk will enquire of the Lord after the highest wisdom, cp. SnA 490). One may compare the 3 (mahā-)halāhalāni given at J. I, 48 as kappa-halāhala, buddha° and cakkavatti°, eka-kolāhalaṃ one uproar J. IV, 404; VI, 586; DhA. II, 96. See also Vin. II, 165, 275, 280; J. V, 437; DhA. I, 190; PvA. 4; VvA. 132. (Page 229)

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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

kōlāhala (कोलाहल).—m (S) A loud and confused sound; a great and indistinct noise; uproar, hubbub.

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

kōlāhala (कोलाहल).—m Uproar, a great and indis- tinct noise.

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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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—A loud and confused noise, an uproar; ततो हलहलाशब्दः पुनः कोलाहलोऽभवत् (tato halahalāśabdaḥ punaḥ kolāhalo'bhavat) Rām.

Derivable forms: kolāhalaḥ (कोलाहलः), kolāhalam (कोलाहलम्).

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—(°-), according to Tibetan = ras ma, rag (especially of cot-ton), in °la-sthavika, m. (see sthavika), Mahāvyutpatti 9004, app. rag bag, or bag made of rags? Japanese bag for miscellaneous things; one Chin. rendering is cloth bag.

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—m.

(-laḥ) A loud and confused sound, an uproar, a great and indistinct noise. E. kola accumulation, from kula with ghañ; again, hal to make or plough, āṅ prefixed, and ac aff.

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—I. m. n. 1. A great and confused noise, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 8, 45. 2. Screaming, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 183, 13. 3. A shout, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 361. Ii. m. The name of a mountain, Mahābhārata 1, 2367 sqq.

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल).—[masculine] [neuter] confused cry, uproar.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kolāhala (कोलाहल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

2) Kolāhala (कोलाहल):—Paribhāṣāpradīpa [grammatical] B. 3, 10.

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

1) Kolāhala (कोलाहल):—mn. (onomatopoetic) a loud and confused sound, uproar, great and indistinct noise (of men, animals, etc.), [Rāmāyaṇa iii, vi; Pañcatantra; Daśakumāra-carita; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.

2) mf. (in music) a kind of Rāga

3) m. Name of a prince, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) of a personified mountain, [Mahābhārata i, 2367 f.]

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

Kolāhala (कोलाहल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A loud and confused sound; an uproar.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kolāhala.

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Kolahala 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

[«previous next»] — Kolahala in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) [Also spelled kolahal]:—(nm) noise, uproar, clamour, tumult.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kolāhala (कोलाहल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kolāhala.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kōlāhala (ಕೋಲಾಹಲ):—

1) [noun] violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult; uproar.

2) [noun] a loud, continuous noise; confused clamour ; din.

3) [noun] armed fighting; combat or war.

4) [noun] (mus.) a mode, in Karnāṭaka system, derived from the main mode Dhīra Śṃkarābharaṇa.

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Kōḷāhaḷa (ಕೋಳಾಹಳ):—

1) [noun] violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult; uproar.

2) [noun] a loud, continuous noise; confused clamour ; din.

3) [noun] armed fighting; combat or war.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kolahala in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kolāhala (कोलाहल):—n. uproar; din;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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