Madalasa, Madālasa, Mada-alasa, Madālasā: 13 definitions

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Madalasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Madālasā (मदालसा).—A Vidyādharī. She was married to a Vidyādhara named Campaka. (See under Campaka).

2) Madālasā (मदालसा).—Wife of Ṛtadhvaja, King of Kāśī. Once a demon named Pātālaketu carried away Madālasā and Ṛtadhvaja took her back after defeating Pātālaketu in a fight. Alarka was the son of this couple.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Madālasa (मदालस) refers to “(bliss of) playful passion”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Seeing that spring had come with sounds of cuckoos and full of bees, (Spring) said this at that time with a sweet voice: ‘Kāma is piercing Bhairava! See with eyes full of the bliss of playful passion (madālasa) the thigh of (this young) virgin!’”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

madalasa (मदलस).—f (Properly majalasa) A royal court or assembly.

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madalasā (मदलसा).—m The central portion of the top of a maṇḍapa, or of the chata or ceiling.

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

madalasā (मदलसा).—m The central portion of the top of a maṇḍapa or chata.

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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

Madālasa (मदालस).—a. languid with passion or intoxication.

Madālasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mada and alasa (अलस).

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Madālasā (मदालसा).—Name of the daughter of Viśvaketu, the lord of Gandharvas.

Madālasā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mada and alasā (अलसा).

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

Madālasa (मदालस).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sā-saṃ) Indolent, slothful, overcome with passion, pride or drunkenness. E. mada and alasa idle.

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

Madālasa (मदालस).—[adjective] lazy from intoxication.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Madālasā (मदालसा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Quoted by Sāyaṇa Oxf. 270^b, by Kamalākara Oxf. 279^a.

2) Madālasā (मदालसा):—poetess. Śp. p. 70.

3) Madālasā (मदालसा):—from the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa, ch. 27 fg. Quoted in Smṛticandrikā.

Madālasā has the following synonyms: Madālasāvākya.

4) Madālasā (मदालसा):—nāṭaka, by Gokulanātha. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 64 (and—[commentary]).

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

1) Madālasa (मदालस):—[from mada > mad] mfn. lazy from drunkenness, languid, indolent, slothful, [Kāvya literature]

2) Madālasā (मदालसा):—[from madālasa > mada > mad] f. Name of the daughter of the Gandharva Viśvā-vasu (carried off by the Daitya Pātāla-ketu, and subsequently the wife of Kuvalayāśva), [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the daughter of the Rākṣasa Bhramara-ketu, [Uttamacaritra-kathānaka, prose version]

4) [v.s. ...] f. Name of a poetess, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Madālasa (मदालस):—[madā+lasa] (saḥ-sā-saṃ) a. Indolent through pride or passion.

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Madalasa in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Madālasa (ಮದಾಲಸ):—

1) [adjective] lazy, languid from drunkenness.

2) [adjective] being arrogant from youthfulness.

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Madālasa (ಮದಾಲಸ):—[noun] (dance.) a walking with unsteady feet, enacting intoxication.

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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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