Shuklabala, Śuklabala: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śuklabala can be transliterated into English as Suklabala or Shuklabala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Śuklabala (शुक्लबल).—m.

(-laḥ) A name common to nine persons peculiar to the Jainas. E. śukla white, and bala a Baladeva; there being nine white Baladevas, corresponding to the nine Krishnas, or black Vasudevas, according to the notions of this sect.

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

Śuklabala (शुक्लबल):—[=śukla-bala] [from śukla > śukra] m. a white Bala or Baladeva ([according to] to the Jainas; nine are enumerated, corresponding to the nine Kṛṣṇas or black Vāsudevas; See bala, b-deva), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Śuklabala (शुक्लबल):—[śukla-bala] (laḥ) 1. m. A proper name of nine Jainas.

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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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