Palashaka, Palāśaka: 5 definitions


Palashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Palāśaka can be transliterated into English as Palasaka or Palashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Palāśaka (पलाशक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.88.13). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Palāśaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Palāśaka (पलाशक).—The tree Palāśa.

Derivable forms: palāśakaḥ (पलाशकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Palāśaka (पलाशक).—m. (= Sanskrit °śa; -ka svārthe), leaves, foliage: Divyāvadāna 631.10.

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

Palāśaka (पलाशक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Curcuma reclinata. 2. The Palash tree. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

1) Palāśaka (पलाशक):—[from palāśa] m. Butea Frondosa or Curcuma Zedoaria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a place, [Mahābhārata]

3) Pālaśaka (पालशक):—[from pālāśa] mfn. ([from] palāśa) [gana] varāhādi.

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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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