Meghamali, Meghamāli, Meghamālī: 2 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Meghamālī (मेघमाली).—A demon who fought against Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa in the forests. He was one of the captains of the army of the great demon Khara. The other captains were Śyenagāmī, Pṛthugrīva, Yajñaśatru, Vihaṅgama, Durjaya, Karavīrākṣa, Parigha, Kālakāmukha, Mahāmālī, Sarpāsya and Rudhirāśana. (Sarga 26, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

2) Meghamālī (मेघमाली).—One of the two pārṣadas given to Subrahmaṇya by Mahāmeru. The other was Kāñcana. (Śloka 47, Chapter 45, Śalya Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Meghamāli (मेघमालि).—A Yakṣa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 12.
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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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