Shakalya, Sākalya, Śākalya, Sakalya: 17 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śākalya can be transliterated into English as Sakalya or Shakalya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sakaly.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—A maharṣi in the lineage of gurus (preceptors). (See under Guruparamparā). He systematised the Vedasaṃhitās. It was Bādarāyaṇakṛṣṇa, who became later famous as Vedavyāsa, who first arranged in systematic order the Vedasaṃhitās. Prominent scholars hold the view that Vyāsa lived between 13001500 B.C. The saṃhitā text now popular systematised by Śākalya is called Śākalya śākhā (Śākalya branch). Śākalya is reported to have saved Kaśyapa maharṣi once. When king Parīkṣit was cursed that he would die by Takṣaka’s poison Kaśyapa started for his court to save the king from the calamity. But, Takṣaka met him on the way and sent him back laden with presents of gems, ornaments etc. People derided Kaśyapa, who on account of covetousness, retreated from the duty of saving the king’s life and non-cooperated with him in every way. In this contingency Kaśyapa sought the help of Śākalya, who advised the former to bathe in the sacred tīrthas in the rivers Godāvarī and Sarasvatī. Kaśyapa did so and regained his old reputation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—(Devamitra)—a son of Māṇḍukeya; divided the Samhitā into five parts and transmitted them to five disciples —Vātsya, Mudgala, Śālīya, Gokhalya and Sīsira (Mudgala, Golka, Khāliya, Matsya and Śośareya, Vāyu-purāṇa).1 A pupil of Satyaśriya and a Śākapravartaka. During the sacrifice of Janaka, there was a dispute as to who was the learned among those present. The prize was won by Yājñavalkya but Śākalya insulted him and was cursed.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 57; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 32, 64.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 32-67; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 31, 63.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—Name of an ancient grammarian and Vedic scholar who is supposed to have revised the Vedic texts and written their Pada-pātha. He is often quoted by Pāṇini and the writers of the Prātiśākhya works; cf. शाकल्यस्य संहि-तामनुप्रावर्षत् (śākalyasya saṃhi-tāmanuprāvarṣat) M. Bh. on P.I.4.84; also on P.I.1.18, IV.1.18; cf. also उपचारं लक्षणतश्च सिद्धं आचार्या व्यालिशाक-ल्यगार्ग्याः (upacāraṃ lakṣaṇataśca siddhaṃ ācāryā vyāliśāka-lyagārgyāḥ) R.Pr.XIII.12.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shakalya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sākalya : (nt.) totality.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sākalya, (nt.) (fr. sakala) totality; KhA 187 (opp. vekalya); sākalya A. I, 94 is misprint for sākhalya. (Page 702)

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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

sākalya (साकल्य).—n S The whole, the totality, all: also entireness or wholeness. Ex. of comp. as sākalya- vartamāna, sākalyārtha, sākalyavṛtta.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sākalya (साकल्य).—n The whole, the totality, all; wholeness.

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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

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—Name of an ancient grammarian mentioned by Pāṇini; (he is supposed to have arranged the Pada text of the Ṛgveda).

Derivable forms: śākalyaḥ (शाकल्यः).

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Sākalya (साकल्य).—Entirety, totality, te whole or entire part of a thing; यावत्साकल्ये (yāvatsākalye); Nalod.3.19. (sākalyena 'entirely, completely, thoroughly'; yo yadaiṣāṃ guṇo dehe sākalyenātiricyate Manusmṛti 12.25.)

Derivable forms: sākalyam (साकल्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—m.

(-lyaḥ) Name of an ancient grammarian who preceded Panini.

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Sākalya (साकल्य).—n.

(-lyaṃ) The whole, the entire, all. E. sakala all, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Sākalya (साकल्य).—i. e. sa-kala (see kalā), + ya, n. 1. Totality, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 3, 19; instr. yena, Completely, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 25. 2. The whole, all.

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

Śākalya (शाकल्य).—[masculine] [Name] of an ancient teacher.

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Sākalya (साकल्य).—[neuter] wholeness, totality.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śākalya (शाकल्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Ṛkprātiśākhya 2, 44. 3, 7. 13. 4, 5. 13, 12, in Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya 3, 9, by Yāska 6, 28 (he and Ātreya are considered as the authors of the Pada-text of the Ṛv. W. p. 11. Devarāja p. 26), by Pāṇini 1, 1, 16. 6, 1, 127. 8, 3, 19. 4, 51, by Bhaṭṭoji Oxf. 162^b, in Prākṛtasarvasva Oxf. 181^a.

2) Śākalya (शाकल्य):—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] Bhojaprabandha Oxf. 150^b.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śākalya (शाकल्य):—[from śākala] m. [patronymic] [from] śakala, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of an ancient grammarian and teacher, [Prātiśākhya; Nirukta, by Yāska; Pāṇini] etc. (who is held to be the arranger of the Pada text of the Ṛg-veda)

3) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Subhāṣitāvali]

4) Sākalya (साकल्य):—[from sākalāyana] n. totality, completeness, entireness (yena ind. ‘entirely’, ‘completely’), the whole, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Sākalya (साकल्य):—(lyaṃ) 1. n. The whole, all.

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Shakalya in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Shakalya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sākalya (साकल्य) [Also spelled sakaly]:—(nm) entirety, completeness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sākalya (ಸಾಕಲ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the fact or condition of being total; entirety; totality.

2) [noun] ಸಾಕಲ್ಯವಾಗಿ [sakalyavagi] sākalyavāgi totally; entirely; wholly.

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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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