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Mekala, aka: Mekalā; 3 Definition(s)

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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.

The term nāṭyaśāstra refers to both the name of 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.

Added: 21.May.2017 | Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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.
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Name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359; the reading is, however, very uncertain.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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