Shakaladvipa, Śākaladvīpa, Shakala-dvipa: 2 definitions



Shakaladvipa 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 Śākaladvīpa can be transliterated into English as Sakaladvipa or Shakaladvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shakaladvipa in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śākaladvīpa (शाकलद्वीप).—An ancient kingdom referred to in the Purāṇas. Prativindhya, king of this kingdom was defeated by Arjuna. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 32, Verse 14).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shakaladvipa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śākaladvīpa (शाकलद्वीप).—n m S The island of the ṛṣi named śākala. This is not included in saptadvīpa.

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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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