Sukala, Sukāla, Shukala, Śūkala, Su-kala, Sukalā: 15 definitions

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Sukala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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 term Śūkala can be transliterated into English as Sukala or Shukala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sukal.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sukalā (सुकला).—A woman who loved and honoured her husband.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sukāla (सुकाल).—The Pitṛs, sons of Vasiṣṭha—Hiraṇya garbha, propitiated by śūdras in ceremonies: Mānasa is their kingdom: The R. Narmadā is their mind-born daughter (Mānasi Kanyā Narmadā).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 96-7. Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 46-8.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sukāla (सुकाल) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sukāla).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sukaḷa (सुकळ).—m (Better sukāḷa) A time of plenty and cheapness.

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sukāḷa (सुकाळ).—m A time of plenty and cheapness. Opp. to dukāḷa.

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sukāḷā (सुकाळा) [or ळ्या, ḷyā].—sometimes sukāḷa a (That enjoys happy seasons or times.) Affected ever with carnal desire;--used of either sex. 2 PrӔposterӔ veneri addietus;--used whether of the perpetrator or of the cinӔdus or pathic.

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

sukāḷa (सुकाळ).—m A time of plenty and cheapness.

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sukaḷa (सुकळ).—m A time of plenty and cheapness.

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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

Śūkala (शूकल).—A restive horse.

Derivable forms: śūkalaḥ (शूकलः).

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Sukala (सुकल).—a. one who has acquired a great reputation for liberality in giving and using (money &c,)

Sukala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and kala (कल).

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

Śūkala (शूकल).—m.

(-laḥ) A restive horse.

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Sukala (सुकल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Liberal, both in giving and using. E. su good, kal to call, aff. ac .

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

Sukāla (सुकाल).—[masculine] [plural] a cert. class of Manes.

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

1) Śūkala (शूकल):—m. (perhaps connected with śū-kara above) a restive horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Sukala (सुकल):—[=su-kala] [from su] mfn. one who employs his property well both by giving and enjoying it, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Catalogue(s)]

4) Sukāla (सुकाल):—[=su-kāla] [from su] ([Harivaṃśa]) ([Manu-smṛti; Purāṇa]) m. [plural] Name of a class of Pitṛs.

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

1) Śūkala (शूकल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A restive horse.

2) Sukala (सुकल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Liberal in giving and using.

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

Sukāla (सुकाल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sukāla.

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Sukala 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sukāla (सुकाल) [Also spelled sukal]:—(nm) good time, time of prosperity and plenty.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Sukāla (सुकाल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sukāla.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śūkala (ಶೂಕಲ):—[noun] a horse that stubbornly refuses to obey; a restive horse.

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Śūkaḷa (ಶೂಕಳ):—[noun] = ಶೂಕಲ [shukala].

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Sūkaḷa (ಸೂಕಳ):—[noun] an untamed, unruly horse.

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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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