Saphala, Saphalā: 12 definitions

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Saphala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

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 (eg., Saphalā) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.

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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’).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

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”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

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)’”.

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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

Saphala (सफल).—a.

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

Saphala (सफल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā or lī-laṃ) Productive, fruitful, bearing fruit, yielding a profit, &c. E. sa for saha with, and phala fruit.

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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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