Paila; 7 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1a) Paila (पैल).—A pupil of Vyāsa, Parāśarya and in charge of the Ṛg Veda;1 was taught Bahvṛca (Ṛg Veda). He taught it to Indrapramati and to Bāṣkala;2 was invited for the Rājasūya of Yudhiṣṭhira.3 A Śrutaṛṣi.4 He took the flating Ṛks and classified them into two parts each of which was given to two disciples, Indrapramati and Bāṣkala.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 13; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 8.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 36, 52 and 54. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 16.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 74. 8.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 2; 34. 13.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 19, 24-25.

1b) A disciple of Parāśara.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 22.

1c) A pupil of Rathītara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 4.

1d) A Bhārgava gotrakṛt.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 18; 196. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Pāilā.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XI, p. 42), a measure of capacity. Note: pāilā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

paīla (पईल).—&c. For words beginning with paī see under pai.

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paila (पैल).—a (Poetry.) The other, opposite, farther (side or bank). With some such word as tīra, thaḍa, pāra, as pailatīra, pailathaḍa or ḍī.

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pailā (पैला).—a (paila) Of the other, opposite, farther side or bank. Chiefly in poetry. 2 (Better pahilā) First, the first: also as ad At first; in the beginning.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paila (पैल).—a The other, opposite-bank.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Paila (पैल).—Name of a sage and promulgator of the Ṛigveda.

Derivable forms: pailaḥ (पैलः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paila (पैल).—m.

(-laḥ) A Sage, the promulgator of the Rig-Veda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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