Pinjala, Piñjaḷa, Piñjala, Piñjāla, Piñjalā, Pimjala: 14 definitions


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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Piñjalā (पिञ्जला).—A river of Purāṇic fame. The greatness of this river is described in Śloka 27, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

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”.

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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

piñjaḷa (पिंजळ).—m A tree, Pentaptera Urjuna. Grah.

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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

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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Piñjāla (पिञ्जाल).—Gold.

Derivable forms: piñjālam (पिञ्जालम्).

See also (synonyms): piñjāna.

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

Piñjala (पिञ्जल) or Piñjara.—reddish: so text with mss. in śirigarbha-°lehi (padumehi) Mahāvastu ii.301.4, see śrīgarbha; but l perhaps mere corruption for r, since below in 302.3 we must cer- tainly read śirigarbha-piñjarehi (Senart with mss, -pañ- jarehi), see ib.

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

Piñjala (पिञ्जल).—mfn.

(-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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Piñjāla (पिञ्जाल).—n.

(-laṃ) Gold. E. piji, ālac aff.

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

Piñjala (पिञ्जल).—[piñja + la] adj. Disturbed.

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

Piñjalā (पिञ्जला).—[feminine] [Name] of a river. [feminine] bundle of stalks or grass ([ritual or religion]).

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

1) Piñjala (पिञ्जल):—[from piñj] mfn. ([from] piñja) extremely confused or disordered (cf. ut-piñjala)

2) Piñjalā (पिञ्जला):—[from piñjala > piñj] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

3) Piñjala (पिञ्जल):—[from piñj] n. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) idem

4) [v.s. ...] Curcuma Zerumbet

5) [v.s. ...] yellow orpiment.

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

Piñjala (पिञ्जल):—(laḥ) 1. m. An army panicstruck. n. Leaf of the kusa grass; yellow orpiment. a. Confounded

[Sanskrit to German]

Pinjala 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

Piṃjala (ಪಿಂಜಲ):—[adjective] utterly confused and hence perplexed.

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Piṃjala (ಪಿಂಜಲ):—[noun] finely pulverised or ground material; any solid material that is in this form (as pollens); powder.

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Piṃjaḷa (ಪಿಂಜಳ):—[adjective] = ಪಿಂಜಲ [pimjala]1.

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Piṃjaḷa (ಪಿಂಜಳ):—[noun] = ಪಿಂಜಲ [pimjala]2.

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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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