Punyashila, Puṇyaśīla, Punya-shila: 11 definitions
Punyashila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Puṇyaśīla can be transliterated into English as Punyasila or Punyashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—A brahmin who was residing on the banks of the river Godāvarī. Once Puṇyaśīla engaged a brahmin widower for officiating in a Śrāddha ceremony. As a result of that sin Puṇyaśīla’s face became that of a donkey. To be freed from the sin he went and bathed in the Svāmitīrtha and Ākāśagaṅgātīrtha of Veṅkaṭācala. His sin was washed away and his face regained its original form. (Chapter 2, Skanda Purāṇa)
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—a (S) Disposed to acts and offices of goodness; virtuous, good.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—a Virtuous, good.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—a. of a virtuous disposition, inclined to pious acts, virtuous, pious, righteous.
Puṇyaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and śīla (शील).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Virtuous. E. puṇya and śīla having.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—adj. virtuous, Mahābhārata 5, 6011.
Puṇyaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and śīla (शील).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—[adjective] of virtuous or honest character.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील):—[=puṇya-śīla] [from puṇya] mfn. of a virtuous disposition, virtuous, pious, righteous, [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील):—(pu + śīla) adj. rechtschaffen, tugendhaft [Mahābhārata 5, 6011. 7351.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील):—Adj. rechtschaffen , tugendhaft.
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - Qualifications of Those Who Are Fit to Receive Charitable Gifts < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - Kalahā Attains Liberation < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 27 - King Cola and Viṣṇudāsa Liberated < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 109 - King Cola and Viṣṇudāsa Become Attendants of Viṣṇu < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]