Punjikasthali, Puñjikasthali, Punji-Kasthali: 3 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Punjikasthali in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Puñjikasthali (पुञ्जिकस्थलि).—A distinguished Apsaras engaged in playing with balls and presiding over the months of Madhu and Mādhava; was sent to disturb Mārkaṇḍeya's penance; but only in vain.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 8. 26; 11. 34; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 4; III. 7. 14; IV. 33. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 4; 69. 49; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 5.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punjikasthali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puñjikasthalī (पुञ्जिकस्थली):—[=puñjika-sthalī] [from puñjika > puñja] ([Bhāgavata-purāṇa]) f. Name of an Apsaras.

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Punjikasthali 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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