Punyashila, aka: Puṇyaśīla, Punya-shila; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Punyashila in Purana glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

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
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of punyashila or punyasila in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Punyashila in Marathi glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

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
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of punyashila or punyasila in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Punyashila in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

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
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of punyashila or punyasila in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 662 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Shila
Śilā.—(IA 23), [an inscription on] stone. Note: śilā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glo...
Puṇya
Puṇya (पुण्य, “merit”) refers to a moral principles governing a Jain life according Jain ethica...
Sushila
Suśila (सुशिल).—(su-śila), adj. (m.c. for °śila), of good behavior: °lā LV 114.15 (verse).--- O...
Pancashila
Pañcaśīla (पञ्चशील) refers to “five rules” within Buddhism ethical conduct.—These moral instruc...
Danashila
Dānaśīla (दानशील).—a. exceedingly liberal or munificent; निर्गुणोऽपि विमुखो न भूपतेर्दानशौण्डमन...
Manahshila
Mānaḥśila (मानःशिल).—a. Consisting of red arsenic (manaḥśilā).--- OR --- Manaḥśila (मनःशिल) or ...
Punyaha
Puṇyāha (पुण्याह).—n. (-haṃ) A holy day. E. puṇya holy, and ahan a day.
Shilajatu
Śilājatu (शिलाजतु).—n. (-tuḥ) 1. Bitumen. 2. Red chalk. E. śilā a stone, and jatu lac; it is su...
Shilajit
Śilājit (शिलाजित्).—f., Śilājit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilā and jit (जि...
Punyapurusha
Puṇyapuruṣa (पुण्यपुरुष).—m. (-ṣaḥ) A man rich in moral merit.
Dharmashila
Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील) is the son of Vidyādhara king Alaṅkāraśīla and Kāñcanaprabhā, according to...
Shilavrata
Śīlavrata (शीलव्रत) refers to “supplementary vows” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra...
Punyodaya
Puṇyodaya (पुण्योदय).—m. (-yaḥ) Good fortune, as the result of virtuous acts in a former life. ...
Kushila
Kuśīla (कुशील).—mfn. (-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Ill-behaved, rude, wicked. 2. Evil disposed, ill-tempered...
Shilaputra
Śilāputra (शिलापुत्र).—m. (compare niśādā-putra, and Sanskrit dṛṣat-putra; Sanskrit Lex. śilāpu...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: