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Puṃścalī, aka: Pumshcali; 3 Definition(s)

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Puṃścalī (पुंश्चली).—A class of women who came from the mouth of Asura Bala when he yawned*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 16.
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Puṃścalī (पुंश्चली) is a Sanskrit word referring to a harlot, or unchaste woman.

Added: 21.Jan.2017 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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Puṃścalī (पुंश्चली) is a Sanskrit word referring to an “unchaste woman”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. The Dharmaśāstra represents a branch of Hindu science dealing with a religious law and universal customs. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.211)

Added: 06.Nov.2016 | Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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