Punyashila, aka: Puṇyaśīla, Punya-shila; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Puṇyaśīla can be transliterated into English as Punyasila or Punyashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—a (S) Disposed to acts and offices of goodness; virtuous, good.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
puṇyaśīla (पुण्यशील).—a Virtuous, good.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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