Shailusha, Śailūṣa, Sailusha: 12 definitions
Shailusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit term Śailūṣa can be transliterated into English as Sailusa or Shailusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Śailūṣa (शैलूष) is a Sanskrit word referring to “one who makes a living by dancing”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
Śailūṣa (शैलूष) is defined in the Adipurāṇa as “an actor who is looking out for a living”. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—A Gandharva. A class of Gandharvas is also known as "Śailūsas". Some references found in the Purāṇas concerning Śailūṣas are given below:—
(i) Śrī Rāma sent Bharata and completely destroyed the class of Gandharvas called Śailūṣas who were causing trouble on the shore of the eastern ocean. (Kamba Rāmāyaṇa, Uttara Kāṇḍa).
(ii) During the reign of Śrī Rāma, as ordered by him, Bharata killed with his shower of arrows, the wicked Gandharva named Śailūṣa and his three crores of sons who lived on the banks of the river Sindhu. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 11).
(iii) Rāvaṇa’s brother, Vibhīṣaṇa had married Saramā the daughter of a Śailūṣa Gandharva. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).
(iv) The Gandharva named Śailūṣa serves Kubera and remains in Kubera’s assembly. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 10, Verse 26).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śailūsa (शैलूस).—A tribe.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 7. 19.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śailūṣa (शैलूष).—m S A tumbler, ropedancer &c.: also a performer or actor generally.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—[śilūṣasya apatyam aṇ Tv.]
1) An actor, a dancer; शैलूषतुन्नवायान्नं कृतघ्नस्यान्नमेव च (śailūṣatunnavāyānnaṃ kṛtaghnasyānnameva ca) Ms.4.214; आः शैलूषाप- सद (āḥ śailūṣāpa- sada) Ve.1; एते पुरुषाः सर्वमेव शैलूषजनं व्याहरन्ति (ete puruṣāḥ sarvameva śailūṣajanaṃ vyāharanti) ibid; अवाप्य शैलूष इवैष भूमिकाम् (avāpya śailūṣa ivaiṣa bhūmikām) Śi.1.69.
2) A musician, leader of a band.
3) One who beats time at a concert.
4) A rogue.
5) The Bilva tree.
-ṣī An actress, female dancer; अकालज्ञाऽसि सैरन्ध्रि शैलूषीव विरोदिषि (akālajñā'si sairandhri śailūṣīva virodiṣi) Mb.4.16.43.
Derivable forms: śailūṣaḥ (शैलूषः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) 1. An actor, a dancer, a tumbler, &c. 2. A rogue, a cheat. 3. The master of the band, or one who beats time. 4. The Bel-tree, (Ægle marmelos.) E. śilūṣa one of the early teachers of the arts of acting, &c., aṇ aff. of descent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—i. e. śilūṣa (a proper name), + a, m. 1. An actor, a public dancer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 214. 2. The master of the band, or one who beats time. 3. A rogue, a cheat. 4. a tree, Aegle marmelos.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—[masculine] actor, dancer ([feminine] ṣī).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śailūṣa (शैलूष):—m. (said to be [from] śilūṣa) an actor, public dancer, tumbler etc., [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.
2) the leader of a band, one who beats time (= tāladhāraka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) a rogue, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Aegle Marmelos, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
5) Name of a Gandharva king, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
6) ([plural]) of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
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