Sutala, aka: Sutāla, Su-tala; 6 Definition(s)
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Hands of The Seven Lower Worlds.—Sutala: the Patāka hand twisted downwards is applicable.(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).
Sutala (सुतल).—A part of Pātāla (netherworld). (See under Pātāla).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sutaḷa (सुतळ) [-ḷī, -ळी].—f Twine string.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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) Bhāg.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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.4.1 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 1.3.85 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Verse 1.4.32 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 23 - The Demigods Regain the Heavenly Planets < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 22 - Bali Maharaja Surrenders His Life < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 24 - The Subterranean Heavenly Planets < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Notes on the fourteen worlds < [Notes]
Chapter 20 - Description of the netherworlds (pātāla) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)