Kolahala, aka: Kolāhala; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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.

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

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Kolāhala, (nt.) (cp. also halāhala) shouting, uproar, excitement about (-°), tumult, foreboding, warning about something, hailing. There are 5 kolāhalāni enumd 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)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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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: DDSA: The practical 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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