Samula, Samūla, Samūlā, Shamula: 17 definitions


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

Alternative spellings of this word include Samul.

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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Samūla (समूल) refers to “together with the roots”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[The intercourse (saṃga)]:—[...] He should dry brahmamaṇḍūkī together with its roots (samūla) in the shade. He should mix it with grape-juice, candied sugar and ghee. He should have it three times [a day] for three months in portions measuring a dice as food and drink and he should drink milk. His semen will not deteriorate in millions of years if he practises sex [with Māyā]. His [semen] will never ever wane. It is for the rejuvenation of the body, O Priyā. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geography

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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Shamula in India is the name of a plant defined with Echinochloa frumentacea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Panicum crusgalli var. frumentaceum (Link) Trimen (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· A Systematic Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns in Ceylon (1885)
· Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci. (1959)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or a catalogue … (1814)
· Novosti Sistematiki Vysshikh Rastenii (1968)
· Grasses of Burma (1960)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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 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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śāmūla (शामूल).—[neuter] a woolen shirt.

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Samūla (समूल).—[adjective] having roots, living, verdant; along with the root, complete, entire, °— & [neuter] [adverb]

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]]

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

Samūla (समूल):—[sa-mūla] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Having a root.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samūla (समूल) [Also spelled samul]:—(a) having root(s); well-founded; (adv) from the root; root and branch; —[nāśa] complete ruination/destruction, extermination; •[karanā] to destroy root and branch.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samūla (ಸಮೂಲ):—[adjective] having, consisting of, roots.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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