Samula, Samūla, Samūlā, Shamula: 11 definitions


Samula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Samūla (समूल) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Mānasa and mount Gandhamādana, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Gandhamādana mountain lies on the eastern side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Samūla (समूल).—A mountain south of the Mānasa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 23: 38. 23: 42. 30.
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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Samūlā (समूला) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa that remains unidentified.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sa-mūla.—(EI 13), ‘together with the root crops’. nidhāna-alīpaka-kumārīsāhas-āputrādhana-pradhāna-apradhāna-doṣa- samanvita (Ep. Ind., Vol. III, p. 274), see the words as noticed separately above. The word doṣa here means ‘fines’. Note: sa-mūla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samūla (समूल).—a (S) pop. samūḷa a Having a root;--as a root or plant. 2 fig. Having a foundation, origin, basis, ground.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

samūla (समूल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a Having a root Fig. Having a foundation.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samūla (समूल).—a. Along with the roots; as in समूलघातम् (samūlaghātam) 'having completely exterminated, tearing up root and branch'.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samula (समुल).—m., a high number: Gaṇḍavyūha 133.24 (first saṃ-mulaḥ, by error, repeated twice as samula-), cited in Mahāvyutpatti 7902 as sambala, nt., q.v.; also samulaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 7773 = Tibetan dpag ḥbyams (ḥphyam, ḥjal). Seems to have no correspondent in the list Gaṇḍavyūha 106.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samūla (समूल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Having a root, joined or in connection with the root. E. sa with, mūla a root.

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

1) Śāmūla (शामूल):—[from śāmulya] n. idem, [Kauśika-sūtra; Lāṭyāyana]

2) Samūla (समूल):—[=sa-mūla] mfn. having roots, overgrown, grassy, green, verdant, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] together with the root, root and branch, entire or entirely (also [in the beginning of a compound] and am ind.), [Brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] based upon, founded, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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. 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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