Shalmala, Śālmala, Śalmala: 9 definitions


Shalmala 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 terms Śālmala and Śalmala can be transliterated into English as Salmala or Shalmala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shalmala in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śālmala (शाल्मल).—The continent of, twice the extent of Krauñcadvīpa; encircled by the ocean of curds;1 twice the extent of Plakṣadvīpa with seven hills, varṣas and rivers; in the midst is the Śālmali trees.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 122. 91-2.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 29-45.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śalmala (शल्मल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śalmala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śālmala (शाल्मल).—m or śālmalī f or śālmalīdvīpa n S One of the seven dvīpa. According to Wilford it is the country named Zamolxis. It extends from the Euxine to the shores of the Baltic and Adriatic seas. See 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śālmala (शाल्मल).—[śāl-malac]

1) The silk-cotton tree.

2) One of the seven great divisions of the earth.

3) The gum of the cotton-tree.

4) Name of a ṛṣi; V. P.

Derivable forms: śālmalaḥ (शाल्मलः).

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

Śālmala (शाल्मल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. The silk-cotton tree. 2. One of the Dwipas or divisions of the continent. 3. The gum of the silk-cotton tree. E. See the next.

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

1) Śālmala (शाल्मल):—m. the silk-cotton tree (only ifc.; See sa-ś)

2) the gum or resin of the cotton tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Name of a Dvīpa (also -dvīpa), [Purāṇa]

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

Śālmala (शाल्मल):—(laḥ) 1. m. The silk-cotton tree; a division of the continent.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śālmala (शाल्मल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siṃbala.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shalmala 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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