Saliladhara, Salila-dhara, Saliladhāra, Saliladhārā: 7 definitions


Saliladhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Saliladhara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saliladhāra (सलिलधार) refers to the “support of the waters” (e.g., of the Gaṅgā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Obeisance to you, the support of the waters of the Gaṅgā (gaṃgā-saliladhāra) [gaṃgāsaliladhārāya hyādhārāya], to the deity possessed of the attributes, obeisance to the lord of the gods, obeisance to Śiva. Obeisance to the bull-bannered lord Śiva, obeisance to the lord of Gaṇas; Obeisance to the lord of all. Obeisance to the lord of the three worlds. O lord, obeisance to you, the annihilator, the sustainer and creator of the worlds. O lord of gods, obeisance to you, the lord of three attributes and the eternal. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Saliladhara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saliladhārā : (f.) a shower of water.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Saliladhārā refers to: shower of water Miln. 117.

Note: saliladhārā is a Pali compound consisting of the words salila and dhārā.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Saliladhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saliladhara (सलिलधर).—

1) a cloud.

2) a god; विनाद्य खं दिवमपि चैव सर्वशस्ततो गताः सलिलधरा यथागतम् (vinādya khaṃ divamapi caiva sarvaśastato gatāḥ saliladharā yathāgatam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.19.3. (com. saliladharā amṛta- bhṛto devāḥ).

Derivable forms: saliladharaḥ (सलिलधरः).

Saliladhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms salila and dhara (धर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saliladhara (सलिलधर).—[masculine] cloud (water-bearer).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saliladhara (सलिलधर):—[=salila-dhara] [from salila > sal] m. ‘w°-bearer’, a cloud, [Mahābhārata]

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Saliladhara in German

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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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