Punyashloka, Puṇyaśloka, Punya-shloka: 10 definitions
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)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—A name of Yudhiṣṭhira.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 8. 32.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 ||.
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
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—I. adj. well-famed, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 12, 18. Ii. m. 1. a name of Nala, [Nala] 7, 18. 2. epithet of Yudhiṣṭhira and Viṣṇu. Iii. f. kā, a name of Damayantī and Sītā.
Puṇyaśloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and śloka (श्लोक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक).—[adjective] of good fame; [masculine] [Epithet] of Nala, [feminine] ā [Epithet] of Sītā & Draupadī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक):—[=puṇya-śloka] [from puṇya] mf(ā)n. ‘well spoken of’, of good fame or reputation, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (keya-karman mfn. one whose actions must be praised in auspicious verses, [ib.])
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Nala or Yudhi-ṣṭhira or Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]
3) Puṇyaślokā (पुण्यश्लोका):—[=puṇya-ślokā] [from puṇya-śloka > puṇya] f. Name of Sitā or Draupadī, [Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyaśloka (पुण्यश्लोक):—[puṇya-śloka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Nala; Judhisṭhira; Vishnu. f. (kā) Draupadi and Sītā.
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