Mekhalika, Mekhalikā: 3 definitions
Mekhalika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā
Mekhalikā (मेखलिका) is the name of a village first mentioned in Ucchvāsa II from the Udayasundarīkathā, when Saṃvaraka (son of Gopati from Dhāyasāra) meets Vasantaśīla, a gardener chasing the parrot Citraśikha. The wife of Saṃvaraka went to the village Mekhalikā for delivering her child.
The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Mekhalikā, (f.) (fr. mekhalā) a girdle Vin. II, 185 (ahi°, consisting of a snake). (Page 540)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mekhalika (मेखलिक):—[from mekhala] mfn. wearing a girdle [gana] vrīhy-ādi.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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