Pulaka, Pulāka, Pūlaka, Pūlāka: 13 definitions
Pulaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Pulaka (पुलक).—A daitya who was transformed into an animal. There is a story in the Skanda Purāṇa about him thus-Pulaka performed penance and got from Śiva a boon that he should possess astonishing smell in his body. The demon used to entice even celestial ladies by means of his smell. He thus became a menace to the three worlds. Devas complained to Śiva. Śiva got angry and commanded him to abandon his demoniac form and become an animal. Pulaka agreed to do so but requested Śiva to grant him the smell even in his state of an animal. Śiva granted that.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pulaka (पुलक).—Killed the king Bṛhadratha and installed his son, Bālaka on the throne.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 30; 272. 1.
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas
Pulāka (पुलाक, “husk”).—One of the five types of ascetics (nirgrantha-muni);—Pulāka literally means ‘empty’ or ‘shelled grain’. The saint, whose mind is devoid of the practice of even observance of secondary vows (of the ascetic) and who sometimes lapses (at some places or times) in perfect observance of even the primary vows (of the ascetic) is called husk (pulāka).
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India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Pūlaka.—(CII 4), a small bundle (Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 309). Note: pūlaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pulaka : (m.) a worm.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pulaka, (cp. Sk. pulāka, Halāyudha 5, 43; not Sk. pulaka, as Kern, Toev. s. v. for which see also Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. pilus) shrivelled grain Miln. 232 (sukka-yava° of dried barley); DhA. II, 154 (SS; T. reads mūlakaṃ, which is expld by Bdhgh as “nitthusaṃ katvā ussedetvā gahita-yava-taṇḍula vuccanti” ibid). Here belongs pulasa-patta of J. III, 478. (vv. ll. pulā°, mūlā°, mulā°; expld by C. as “saṇhāṇi pulasa-gaccha-paṇṇāni, ” thus taking pulasa as a kind of shrub, prob. because the word was not properly understood). (Page 470)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pulaka (पुलक).—m S Erection of the hairs of the body, horripilation.
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puḷakā (पुळका).—m (Imit. puḷa! puḷa!) Discharging thin matter from the bowels: also such discharge: also a long-lasting slopping of rain; teasing begging &c. &c. v lāva, lāga.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pulaka (पुलक).—m Erection of the hairs of the body, horripilation.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pulaka (पुलक).—1 Erection or bristling of the hairs of the body, a thrill (of joy or fear), horripilation; चारु चुचुम्ब नितम्बवती दयितं पुलकैरनुकूले (cāru cucumba nitambavatī dayitaṃ pulakairanukūle) Gīt.1; मृगमदतिलकं लिखति सपुलकं मृगमिव रजनीकरे (mṛgamadatilakaṃ likhati sapulakaṃ mṛgamiva rajanīkare) 7; Amaru.59,82.
2) A kind of stone or gem; Kau. A.2.11.29.
3) A flaw or defect in a gem.
4) A kind of mineral.
5) A ball of food with which elephants are fed (gajānnapiṇḍa).
6) Yellow orpiment, a dot of the same; रक्तोज्ज्वलांशुकवृते द्विरदस्य कुम्भे जाम्बूनदेन रचितः पुलको यथैव (raktojjvalāṃśukavṛte dviradasya kumbhe jāmbūnadena racitaḥ pulako yathaiva) Abhiṣeka.4.23.
7) A wine-glass.
8) A species of mustard.
9) See पुलाकः (pulākaḥ) (1); अश्राद्धेयानि धान्यानि कोद्रवाः पुलकास्तथा (aśrāddheyāni dhānyāni kodravāḥ pulakāstathā) Mb.13.91.38 (com. pulakāḥ asaṃpūrṇataṇḍulayuktadhānyāni).
1) A bunch.
Derivable forms: pulakaḥ (पुलकः).
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1) Empty, bad or shrivelled grain; पुलाकाश्चैव धान्यानाम् (pulākāścaiva dhānyānām) (dātavyam) Ms.1.125. (v. l.); पुलाका इव धान्येषु (pulākā iva dhānyeṣu) Pt.3.98.
2) A lump of boiled rice.
3) Abridgment, compendium,
4) Brevity, conciseness.
6) Despatch, celerity.
Derivable forms: pulākaḥ (पुलाकः), pulākam (पुलाकम्).
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1) A bundle, pack; न हि अवद्धे काष्ठपूलके एकस्मिन्नाकृष्यमाणे काष्ठान्तराणि कृष्यन्ते (na hi avaddhe kāṣṭhapūlake ekasminnākṛṣyamāṇe kāṣṭhāntarāṇi kṛṣyante) ŚB. on MS.9.1.26.
2) A kind of cake; cf. पूलदानम् (pūladānam), Mātaṅga. L.11.8.
Derivable forms: pūlakaḥ (पूलकः).
See also (synonyms): pūla.
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Pūlāka (पूलाक).—= पुलाक (pulāka) q. v.
Derivable forms: pūlākaḥ (पूलाकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. Erection of the hairs of the body, considered as occasioned by internal pleasure or satisfaction. 2. An insect of any class, affecting animals whether externally or internally. 3. A sort of stone. 4. Flaw or defect in a gem. 5. A ball of bread and sweetmeats with which elephants are fed. 6. Yellow orpiment. 7. A Gand'harba or heavenly quirister. 8. A wine goblet or glass. 9. A sort of mustard. E. pul to be great, kan aff.
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(-kaḥ-kaṃ) 1. Shrivelled or blighted grain. 2. Rice-water, (according to some medical authorities.) 3. A lump of boiled-rice. 4. Brevity, compendium, abbreviation. 5. Smallness, a little. 6. Despatch, celerity. E. pul greatness, ak to be or go, aff. ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pulaka (पुलक).—[pula + ka], m. 1. Erection of the hairs of the body, considered as occasioned by pleasure, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 57. 2. Flaw or defect in a gem. 3. A ball of bread and sweetmeats with which elephants are fed. 4. An insect of any class affecting animals whether externally or internally. 5. A kind of esculent plant, Mahābhārata 13, 4363.
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Pulāka (पुलाक).—m. and n. 1. Shrivelled, or blighted, or empty grain. 2. Bad grain, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 125. 3. A lump of boiled rice. 4. Abridgement. 5. Celerity.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pulaka (पुलक):—[from pula] m. a species of edible plant, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] a species of tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) erection or bristling of the hairs of the body (considered to be occasioned by delight or rapture rather than by fear), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] (also n. but mostly occurring [in the beginning of a compound] and ifc. with f(ā). )
4) [v.s. ...] a bunch (See tṛṇa-p)
5) [v.s. ...] a kind of stone or gem, [Varāha-mihira]
6) [v.s. ...] flaw or defect in a gem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] a kind of insect or vermin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] a cake of meal with which elephants are fed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] orpiment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] a Gandharva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) [v.s. ...] = asurājī (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
13) [v.s. ...] of a Nāga, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) [v.s. ...] n. a species of earth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
15) [v.s. ...] horripilation (cf. above)
16) Pulāka (पुलाक):—[from pula] m. n. shrivelled or blighted or empty or bad grain, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
17) [v.s. ...] a [particular] species of grain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
18) [v.s. ...] a lump of boiled rice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (kodaka n. rice-water, [Suśruta])
19) [v.s. ...] brevity, abbreviation, compendium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
20) [v.s. ...] celerity, dispatch (-kārin mfn. making haste, hastening), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
21) Pūlāka (पूलाक):—[gana] palāśādi.
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