Kolahala, Kolāhala: 14 definitions
Kolahala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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).—(°-), acc. to Tibetan = ras ma, rag (esp. of cot-ton), in °la-sthavika, m. (see sthavika), Mvy 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
(-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: 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.]
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Five Kolāhalas < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Part 1 - The story of Setaketu Deva, the future Buddha < [Chapter 1 - The Jewel of the Buddha]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.7.53 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 2.6.312 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 158 - Nimbārkadeva-tīrtha (Nimbārka Deva) < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 17 - Śukra is Confined by Kṛtyā inside Her Vulva < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 12 - Śiva Arrives on the Battlefield < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)