Saphala, Saphalā: 20 definitions
Saphala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Safal.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Saphalā (सफला) refers to the third of twenty-six ekādaśīs according to the Garga-saṃhitā 4.8.9. Accordingly, “to attain Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy you should follow the vow of fasting on ekādaśī. In that way You will make Lord Kṛṣṇa into your submissive servant. Of this there is no doubt”. A person who chants the names of these twenty-six ekādaśīs (e.g., Saphalā) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Saphala (सफल) refers to a classification of pūjā (ritualistic worship) according to the Kāraṇāgama.—The Āgamas have several different classifications of nityapūjā (daily worship), based on the number of offerings, frequency, time duration and so on. The nomenclature also varies between Āgamas. The essence however is similar. Saphala is mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (30.405) as “the pūjā that ends with prāṇāgnihotra”.Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Saphala (सफल) refers to “becoming successful”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.5-10ab]—“[...] This Parameśvara is the ultimate substrate of [the mantras]. They have arisen through his will [i.e., they are self-arisen or self-illuminated consciousness] and [the mantras are] impelled [to act] through his Śakti. [Therefore,] all [mantras] become successful (saphala) because they have authority everywhere. Wherever [there is] grounding (ālaya) [there is] Śiva, [that] is the highest ground of all . Mantras and fruitful [because their] power arises from him”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Saphala (सफल) refers to that which is “fruitful” (viz., a sacrifice), as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when the sage Dadhīci and others staged a walkout, the evil-minded Dakṣa, inimical to Śiva, said mocking at them.:—‘[...] They are slow-witted and senseless. They are rogues indulging in false deliberations and discussions. They are out of the Vedic circle. These men of evil conduct shall be eschewed from sacrificial rites. You all, Brahmins, sages and Devas with Viṣṇu at the head shall make my sacrifice fruitful (saphala)’”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Saphala (सफल) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Saphala).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
saphala : (adj.) having its reward; bearing fruit.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Saphala, (adj.) (sa3+phala) bearing fruit, having its reward Dh. 52. (Page 680)
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.
saphala (सफल).—a (S) pop. saphaḷa a Bearing fruit (not fructiferous or fruitbearing, but) now bearing fruit--a tree; as saphaḷa dēkhōni divya druma || bahu dhāva- ti jēvīṃ vihaṅgama ||. 2 fig. That is now yielding profit--a trade or business: also that is fruitful, profitable, productive, remunerative, or advantageous--a business or matter in general.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
saphala (सफल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a That is fruitful, profitable.
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.
1) Fruitful, bearing or yielding fruit, productive (fig. also).
2) Accomplished, fulfilled, successful.
3) Not emasculated; Rām.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lā or lī-laṃ) Productive, fruitful, bearing fruit, yielding a profit, &c. E. sa for saha with, and phala fruit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saphala (सफल).—adj. 1. bearing fruit, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 10, M. M.; rewarded, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 10, 9; fulfilled, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 27. 2. yielding a profit. 3. blessed, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 373.
Saphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and phala (फल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saphala (सफल).—[adjective] having fruits or testicles; having reward, profit, or success.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saphala (सफल):—[=sa-phala] mf(ā)n. together with fruits, having or bearing fruit or seed, fruitful (as a tree), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] ‘having seed’ id est. possessing testicles, not emasculated, [Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] having good results, productive, profitable, successful (with √kṛ, ‘to fulfil’, ‘keep a promise’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] together with the result, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saphala (सफल):—[sa-phala] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Having fruit, productive, profitable, successful, of use.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Saphala (सफल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saphala, Sahala.
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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.
Saphala (सफल) [Also spelled safal]:—(a) successful; effective; fruitful; ~[tā] success; achievement; •[kī kuṃjī] key to success; —[honā] to succeed.
Saphala (सफल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saphala.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
1) [adjective] bearing fruit or much fruit.
2) [adjective] producing results; profitable; not useless; fruitful.
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Saphala (ಸಫಲ):—[noun] the state of being profitable, fruitful; fruitfulness.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Saphala krishnaikadashi paushi, Saphalagolisu, Saphalaka, Saphalaprarthana, Saphalate, Saphalatreya, Saphalatva, Saphalavritti, Saphalay, Saphalodarka.
Ends with (+18): Adhikamasaphala, Akshaphala, Amsaphala, Asaphala, Ashtottaridashaphala, Bhaveshaphala, Dashaphala, Dikshaphala, Doshaphala, Dussaphala, Grahavarshaphala, Jatirasaphala, Jyotishaphala, Karshaphala, Kosaphala, Mahakoshaphala, Mamsaphala, Manitthavarshaphala, Mansaphala, Masaphala.
Full-text (+16): Saphalya, Saphalaprarthana, Saphali, Saphalatva, Saphalodarka, Saphalibhu, Shaphara, Saphalaka, Saphalibhuta, Sujivita, Saphalikri, Sahala, Saphalodaya, Saphalikarana, Saphala krishnaikadashi paushi, Saphalikrita, Saphalay, Safal, Saphalikar, Avaidya.
Search found 16 books and stories containing Saphala, Saphalā, Sa-phala; (plurals include: Saphalas, Saphalās, phalas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verses 6.17.3-5 < [Chapter 17 - Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa Meet at Siddhāśrama and the Nature of Śrī Rādhā’s Love Is Revealed]
Verse 6.17.6 < [Chapter 17 - Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa Meet at Siddhāśrama and the Nature of Śrī Rādhā’s Love Is Revealed]
Verse 4.8.13 < [Chapter 8 - In the Story of the Yajña-sītās, the Glories of Ekādaśī]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 40 - Saphalā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 41 - Putradā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.96 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.6.100 < [Chapter 6 - The Lord’s Meeting with Advaita Ācārya]
Verse 2.14.46 < [Chapter 14 - Yamarāja’s Saṅkīrtana]
Verse 3.3.171 < [Chapter 3 - Mahāprabhu’s Deliverance of Sarvabhauma, Exhibition of His Six-armed Form, and Journey to Bengal]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.4 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 1.5.102 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.7.141 < [Chapter 7 - Pūrṇa (pinnacle of excellent devotees)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3532-3533 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 3638-3639 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 1117 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]