Madhuvila, Madhuvilā: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Madhuvila in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Madhuvilā (मधुविला).—(MADHUBILĀ). A river which flows in the neighbourhood of Kardamila kṣetra. This river has another name Samaṅga. This is a very sacred tīrtha. Indra who became a Brahmahatyā-sinner by killing Vṛtrāsura was absolved of his sins by taking a bath in this river. Aṣṭāvakra, the sage with eight bends in his body, got himself perfect by taking a bath in this river obeying the orders of his father Kahoḍaka. (Chapter 135, Vana Parva).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madhuvila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhuvilā (मधुविला):—[from madhu] f. (madhu + ila?) Name of the river Samaṅgā, [Mahābhārata]

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Madhuvila 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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