Sutala, Sutāla, Su-tala: 15 definitions
Sutala 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
One of the Hands of The Seven Lower Worlds.—Sutala: the Patāka hand twisted downwards is applicable.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sutāla (सुताल) refers to “(exquisite songs of) good note”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] Sometimes accompanied by her maids, she sang exquisite songs of good note [i.e., sutāla—gānaṃ sutālaṃ] that increased love in the hermitage of Śiva. Sometimes she brought Kuśa grass, flowers and sacrificial twigs. Sometimes, assisted by her maids, she scrubbed and cleaned the place. Sometimes she stayed in the house of the moon-crescent lord, pure and holy. Sometimes she used to gaze at the lord lovingly and with surprise. [...]”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sutala (सुतल).—A part of Pātāla (netherworld). (See under Pātāla).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Sutala (सुतल).—An under world and the residence of Bali: represents the two knees of the Lord;1 Built by Viśvakarman. Bali was sent to this as punishment but was pleased with it: the great cave which Bali and Prahlāda entered;2 reached by Kṛṣṇa and Rāma to recover their brothers killed by Kaṃsa; Bali then as Indrasena welcomed them;3 Pātālam, assigned to Bali by Vāmana.4
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 1. 27; 5. 40; V. 24. 7 & 18; VIII. 13. 14.
- 2) Ib. VIII. 22. 32; 23. 3 & 9, 11-12.
- 3) Ib. X. 85. 34-38.
- 4) Matsya-purāṇa 246, 69, 75-9; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 2-3.
2) Sutāla (सुताल).—A ṛtvik at the Yāga of Brahmā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 36.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Sutala (सुतल) refers to:—The third of the seven lower planetary systems. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sutala (सुतल).—n (S) pop. sutaḷa n A division of the infernal regions,--the third of the seven.
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sutāḷa (सुताळ).—f A kind of rice.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sutaḷa (सुतळ) [-ḷī, -ळी].—f Twine string.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) 'immense depth', Name of one of the seven regions below the earth; see पाताल (pātāla); (yāhi) सुतलं स्वर्गीभिः प्रार्थ्यं ज्ञातिभिः परिवारितः (sutalaṃ svargībhiḥ prārthyaṃ jñātibhiḥ parivāritaḥ) Bhāgavata 8.22.33.
2) the foundation of a large building.
Derivable forms: sutalam (सुतलम्).
Sutala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tala (तल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-laṃ) 1. A division of the lower regions, the sixth in descent. 2. Immense depth. m.
(-laḥ) The basement or foundation of a large building. E. su well, and tala deep, profound.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sutala (सुतल).—m. one of the hells.
Sutala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tala (तल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sutala (सुतल).—[neuter] a cert. hell.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sutala (सुतल):—[=su-tala] [from su > su-tanaya] n. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also m.) ‘great depth’, the second of the seven divisions of the regions under the earth (cf. loka, pātāla), [Purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the base or foundation of a large building (= aṭṭālikā-bandha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Sutāla (सुताल):—[=su-tāla] [from su > su-tanaya] m. (in music) a kind of time or measure, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sutala (सुतल):—[su-tala] (laḥ) 1. m. The 6th division of hell; foundation.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Sutala (ಸುತಲ):—[noun] = ಸುತಳ [sutala].
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Sutaḷa (ಸುತಳ):—[noun] one of the seven nether regions (believed to be below the earth.
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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Search found 33 books and stories containing Sutala, Su-tala, Su-tāla, Sutāla, Sutāḷa, Sutaḷa; (plurals include: Sutalas, talas, tālas, Sutālas, Sutāḷas, Sutaḷas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.5.21 < [Chapter 5 - The Lord’s Appearance]
Chapter 15 - The Story of the Women of Barhiṣmatī-pura, the Apsarās, and the Women of Sutala and Nāgendra < [Canto 4 - Mādhurya-khaṇḍa]
Verse 4.15.4 < [Chapter 15 - The Story of the Women of Barhiṣmatī-pura, the Apsarās, and the Women of Sutala and Nāgendra]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.3.85 < [Chapter 3 - Prapañcātīta (beyond the Material Plane)]
Verse 1.4.1 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 1.4.33 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 23 - Bali, free from bonds, enters Sutala < [Book 8 - Eighth Skandha]
Chapter 24 - Rāhu’s Position and the Subterranean Regions < [Book 5 - Fifth Skandha]
Chapter 22 - A Dialogue between Bali and Vāmana < [Book 8 - Eighth Skandha]
Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)