Punyashloka, aka: Puṇyaśloka, Punya-shloka; 4 Definition(s)
Punyashloka 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 Puṇyaśloka can be transliterated into English as Punyasloka or Punyashloka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—A name of Yudhiṣṭhira.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 8. 32.
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
puṇyaślōka (पुण्यश्लोक).—m (S) A being--whether human or divine--of sacred celebrity. Applied to sainted personages and deities by the mention of whom puṇya is acquired. Ex. ayōdhyānātha pu0 || tyāsa vanīṃ sāṇḍūna rājyasukha || gōḍa kaisēṃ vāṭatēṃ ||.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—a. 'well-spoken of', or 'auspicious to repeat or utter the name of', of good fame; Dk.2.8.
-kaḥ an epithet of Nala (of Niṣadha); Yudhiṣṭhira and Janārdana; पुण्यश्लोको नलो राजा पुण्यश्लोको युधिष्ठिरः । पुण्यश्लोका च वैदेही पुण्यश्लोको जनार्दनः (puṇyaśloko nalo rājā puṇyaśloko yudhiṣṭhiraḥ | puṇyaślokā ca vaidehī puṇyaśloko janārdanaḥ) ||.
-kā an epithet of Sītā and Draupadī.
Puṇyaśloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and śloka (श्लोक).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—adj. Of good fame. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. A name of Nala. 2. The epithet is also applied to Yudhist'Hira, and to Vishnu. f.
(-kā) 1. A name of Draupadi. 5. A name of Sita. E. puṇya holy, śloka verse: who is celebrated in sacred poems.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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