Malada, Maladā: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Malada 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Maladā (मलदा).—One of the wives of Sage Atri. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 38 Verses 74-87).

2) Malada (मलद).—A community of people who lived in ancient India. From Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 27, we learn that they were the partisans of the Kauravas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Malada (मलद).—Was attacked by Unmattabhairavī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 28. 40.

1b) A Vindhyan tribe; an eastern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 53 and 63.

2a) Maladā (मलदा).—One of the ten wives of Atri.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 75.

2b) A daughter of Bhadrāśva and Ghṛtācī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 68.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Maladā (मलदा) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Maladā) 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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Malada (मलद) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Māladā (मालदा) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A side part of the district of Śāhābād in Bihar. Rājaśekhara mentions it as a one eastern part of India.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

malāḍa (मलाड).—n The region commonly called māvaḷa.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Malada (मलद).—name of a people: Gaṇḍavyūha 525.16; see s.v. Mālaṭa.

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

1) Malada (मलद):—m. Phaseolus Radiatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] (cf. malaka, malaja, malaya)

3) Maladā (मलदा):—[from malada] f. Name of a daughter of Raudrāśva, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] malandā).

4) Mālada (मालद):—m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] for māna-da).

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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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