Pinjala, aka: Piñjaḷa, Piñjala, Piñjāla, Piñjalā; 7 Definition(s)
Pinjala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Piñjaḷa can be transliterated into English as Pinjala or Pinjalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Piñjalā (पिञ्जला).—A river of Purāṇic fame. The greatness of this river is described in Śloka 27, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Piñjalā (पिञ्जला) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.26). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Piñjalā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
India history and geogprahy
Pinjala (“cotton-cleaning”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Telugu section of the Devangas (a caste of weavers). The Devangas, speaking Telugu or Canarese, are found all over the Madras Presidency. Devanga is composed of Deva and angam, “limb of god”.Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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.
Languages of India and abroad
piñjaḷa (पिंजळ).—m A tree, Pentaptera Urjuna. Grah.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Piñjala (पिञ्जल).—a. [piñj kalac]
1) Overcome with grief or terror, extremely confounded or perplexed.
2) Panicstruck (as an army).
-lam 1 Yellow orpiment.
2) The leaf of the Kuśa grass.
-lī Two blades of Kuśa. grass used in holding certain articles at a sacrifice; एतदेव पिञ्जल्या लक्षणं समुदाहृतम् (etadeva piñjalyā lakṣaṇaṃ samudāhṛtam) Karmapradīpa.
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Derivable forms: piñjālam (पिञ्जालम्).
See also (synonyms): piñjāna.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Confounded, overcome with terror or grief. m.
(-laḥ) An army panic-struck, or in great disorder. n.
(-laṃ) 1. The leaf of the Kusa grass. 2. Yellow orpiment. f. (-lī) Two blades of Kusa grass, used as a vessel, or to take up articles with, at sacrifices. E. piji to hurt, &c. aff. kalac .
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(-laṃ) Gold. E. piji, ālac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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