Shilarasa, Śilārasa, Śīlarāsa, Shila-rasa: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śilārasa and Śīlarāsa can be transliterated into English as Silarasa or Shilarasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Shilarasa in Jainism glossary
Source: Tessitori Collection I

Śīlarāsa (शीलरास) is the name of a work by Vijayadevasūri dealing with the Ethics section of Jain Canonical literature.—The Śīlarāsa (in Gujarati) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Śīlarāsa is not a neutral exposition. Its tone is rather strong, both when śīla is praised and when the main danger from a man’s point of view, namely women (nārī) are spoken of, even if examples of virtuous women (satīs) are mentioned. This discussion goes up to stanza 24 (ms., 25 ed.). Then the work takes a clear narrative turn, telling the story of Nemi and Rājimatī (stanza 26, [...]). Both characters are regarded as embodiments of śīla but the emphasis is here on Nemi. The story has the usual episodes: Nemi’s birth, Kṛṣṇa looking for a bride for him, Rājimatī selected, joyful atmosphere, Nemi’s departure for the wedding, animals wailing (fairly important narrative sequence with animal pairs talking to each other), Nemi’s decision for renunciation, Rājimatī’s sorrow, dialogue with her friends, her decision to renounce and to go for paying respect to Nemi as a monk, encounter with Rathanemi in the cave on the way, leading Rathanemi back on the right path. The last twelve stanzas are again didactic.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

śilārasa (शिलारस).—m S Styrax or Benzoin. See śilākusuma.

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śiḷārasa (शिळारस).—m (śilārasa S) Storax or Benzoin. See śilākusuma.

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

śiḷārasa (शिळारस).—m Storax or Benzoin.

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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

[«previous next»] — Shilarasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śilārasa (शिलारस).—

1) benzoin.

2) incense.

Derivable forms: śilārasaḥ (शिलारसः).

Śilārasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilā and rasa (रस).

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

Śilārasa (शिलारस).—m.

(-saḥ) Incense, Benjamin or Olibanum. E. śilā a stone, rasa, juice.

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

Śilārasa (शिलारस):—[=śilā-rasa] [from śilā] m. ‘rock-exudation’, olibanum, benzoin, incense, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Śilārasa (शिलारस):—[śilā-rasa] (saḥ) 1. m. Incense.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shilarasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śilārasa (ಶಿಲಾರಸ):—

1) [noun] olibanum; benzoin; incense.

2) [noun] melted rock issued from a volcano; lava.

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Śilārasa (ಶಿಲಾರಸ):—

1) [noun] the plant Altingia excelsa of Hamamelidaceae family.

2) [noun] another plant Liquidamber orientalis of the same family.

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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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