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Mekala, aka: Mekalā; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mekala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Mekala (मेकल) is the name of a mountain said to be located within the Dākṣiṇāpatha (Deccan) region. Countries within this region pertain to the Dākṣinātyā local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

Purāṇa

1) Mekalā (मेकला).—The capital of the Puṣpamitras;1 rule of seven kings from.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 188.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 375.

2) Mekala (मेकल).—A Vindhyan tribe.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 63; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 52.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359; the reading is, however, very uncertain.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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