Paila: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Paila (पैल) is the name of a Sage (Muni) who once attended a great sacrifice by Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, O sage. To partake in that sacrifice, the celestial and terrestrial sages and devas were invited by Śiva and they reached the place being deluded by Śiva’s Māyā. [Paila, ...] and many others along with their sons and wives arrived at the sacrifice of Dakṣa—my son”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Paila (पैल).—A disciple of Vyāsa. It was the five disciples of Vyāsa named Sumantu, Jaimini, Paila, Śuka and Vaiśampāyana who gave publicity to the original Mahābhārata. (See under Guruparamparā). He was the son of a person named Vasu and attended the Rājasūya of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Śloka 35, Chapter 33, Sabhā Parva). Paila was also one among those who visited Bhīṣma while he was lying on his bed of arrows. (Śloka 6, Chapter 17, Śānti Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

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

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

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Derivable forms: pailaḥ (पैलः).

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

Paila (पैल).—m.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paila (पैल).—i. e. pīlā + a, metronym., m. A proper name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Paila (पैल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[+paila] author of Nidāna med. Mentioned in Brahmavaivartapurāṇa Oxf. 22^b.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paila (पैल):—m. (metron. [from] pīlā, [Pāṇini 4-1, 118]) Name of a teacher (a sage and promulgator of the Ṛg-veda), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paila (पैल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A sage, teacher and promulgator of the Rig Veda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Paila in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pailā (ಪೈಲಾ):—[adjective] preceding all other in a series; before any other; first.

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Pailā (ಪೈಲಾ):—[noun] that which preceds all other in a series; that which is before any other; the first thing or person.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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