Siladhara, Shiladhara: 5 definitions

Introduction

Siladhara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śīladhara (शीलधर) is one of the two sons of king Śrutadhara from Ekalavyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 74. Accordingly, as a great elephant (gajendra) said to Pracaṇḍaśakti: “... when the king went to heaven, his younger son, named Satyadhara, expelled the elder son, named Śīladhara, from the throne. Śīladhara was angry on that account, so he went and propitiated Śiva”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śīladhara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F Woman or girl who chooses to observe The eight precepts, by pursuing life in the community. Having renounced family life and worldly pleasures, they wear the robe (ochre, pink, orange or brown depending on the region) and shave their head. They are generally designated by the name "nun".

See also: Nuns discipline

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Amaravati: Glossary

Ten Precept nun(s), an order of nuns at Amaravati and Cittaviveka.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śiḷādhāra (शिळाधार).—a & ad See under śiḷandhāra.

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śiḷādhāra (शिळाधार).—f or śiḷādhārā f or f pl A stream (or streams) of stones; i. e. rain in torrents, pelting or heavily pouring rain. v paḍa, or, with mēgha, abhra, abhāḷa &c., v ghāla. Ex. dhōkā nāhīṃ mājhyā gavaḷi- yācyā pōrā || sakaḷa hī mārā mhaṇē mēghā || mhaṇūni śi0 ghālī ||.

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

śiḷādhāra (शिळाधार).—a & ad Exceedingly heavy; pelting.

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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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