Phalada, Phala-da, Phaladā: 14 definitions


Phalada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Phaladā (फलदा) refers to “that which bestows fruits”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits [i.e., aśeṣa-phaladā] and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals. She destroys all suffering and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Phaladā (फलदा) refers to “that what gives people results”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva (verse 6.218): an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, “Doing (kriyā) is what gives people results (phaladā); knowledge does not produce results, just as a man knowledgable in the sexual enjoyment of women is not happy without doing it (kriyā). But doing should be understood as twofold: it is held to be outer and inner. Inner action (kriyā) is through yogic meditation, while outer action is through worship, ascetic observances, etc. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Phalada (फलद) refers to a “fruitful (seminal discharge)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.1 (“The dalliance of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Lord Viṣṇu said to Brahmā: “[...] If any one separates the copulated pair by a tricky expedient, he will have the pangs of separation from his wife and sons in every birth. He will fall from perfect wisdom. [...] Everything can be achieved through the discharge of the semen. O Brahmā, the process of discharge is very effective. The discharge that is fruitful (niṣeka-phalada) none can withhold. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Phalada in India is the name of a plant defined with Artocarpus integrifolius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Artocarpus integrifolia L.f..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Supplementum Plantarum Systematis Vegetabilium Editionis Decimae Tertiae (1782)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phalada (फलद).—a (S) phaladrūpa a (S) phalaprada a S Fruitful or fruit-bearing; that yields fruit, profit, advantage--an effort, scheme, measure. 2 That has been profitable or advantageous; that has been effectual or availing. Ex. saphala phalada karma tyāja sannyāsa sācā || mhaṇuni umaja hōtō kathēcyā rasācā ||.

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

phalada (फलद).—a phaladrūpa a phalaprada a Fruitful, fruit- bearing. Profitable or advantageous.

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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

Phalada (फलद).—a.

1) productive, fruitful, bearing fruit; फलदानां तु वृक्षाणां छेदने जप्यमृक्शतम् (phaladānāṃ tu vṛkṣāṇāṃ chedane japyamṛkśatam) Manusmṛti 11.142; गतेऽपि वयसि ग्राह्या विद्या सर्वात्मना बुधैः (gate'pi vayasi grāhyā vidyā sarvātmanā budhaiḥ) | ...... अन्यत्र फलदा भवेत् (anyatra phaladā bhavet) || Subhāṣ.

2) bringing in gain or profit.

3) giving a reward, rewarding.

-daḥ a tree.

Phalada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and da (द). See also (synonyms): phaladātṛ, phalaprada.

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

Phalada (फलद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Yielding or bearing fruit, result, &c. m.

(-daḥ) A tree. E. phala fruit, and da what gives; also phaladātṛ, phaladāyin &c.

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

Phalada (फलद).—[adjective] yielding fruit or profit.

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

1) Phalada (फलद):—[=phala-da] [from phala > phal] mf(ā)n. ‘f°-giving’, yielding or bearing f°, [Manu-smṛti]

2) [v.s. ...] bringing profit or gain, giving a reward, rewarding, giving anything ([genitive case] or [compound]) as a reward, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Bhartṛhari; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a f° tree, tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Phalada (फलद):—[phala-da] (daḥ) 1. m. A tree. a. Yielding fruit.

[Sanskrit to German]

Phalada 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

Phalada (ಫಲದ):—

1) [adjective] giving fruits or that gives fruits.

2) [adjective] useful; bringing favourable results.

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Phalada (ಫಲದ):—

1) [noun] that which gives fruits (as a fruit).

2) [noun] that which brings or causes favourable results.

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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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