Ulukhala, Ulūkhala: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ulūkhala (उलूखल) refers to a “mortar (threshing rod)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] She shall not talk to any woman who disparages or hates her husband. She shall not stand alone anywhere nor shall she take bath in the nude. A chaste lady shall never sleep on a mortar threshing rod (ulūkhala) [nolūkhale na musale na], a broom, a grinding stone, a machine or on the threshold. Except at the time of sexual intercourse she shall never show her maturity and initiative. She shall like whatever her husband is interested in. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ulūkhala (उलूखल).—The mortar; pregnant Diti not to sit on;1 child Kṛṣṇa tied to by Yaśodā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 7. 38.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 6. 14 and 16.

1b) A lekha on this wooden mortar and the honouring of udapātra are details of the śrāddha connected with the Āśvalāyanins.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 75. 28.

1c) (Ulūkhali) a group of Piśācas (also ulūkhalikas)—Hidden eyes and long tongues; wearing ulūkhala for ornaments.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 378 and 393; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 46; 69. 274.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Ulūkhala (उलूखल):—[ulūkhalaḥ] A kind of mortar & pesle especially used for pounding of material

2) [ulūkhalaḥ] Socket (ball and socket joint. Peg and socket joint). A joint in which the round end of one bone fits into the cavity of other

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ulūkhala (उलूखल).—n S A wooden mortar for husking rice. Ex. ulūkhalīṃ dāṭuni satvara || tapta musaḷēṃ cēñciti ||

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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

Ulūkhala (उलूखल).—

1) A staff of Udumbara wood.

-lam A wooden mortar used for cleansing rice (from the husk &c.); Ṛgveda 1.28.6. अवहननायोलूखलम् (avahananāyolūkhalam) Mahābhārata ; वनस्पतिभ्य इत्येवं मुषलोलूखले हरेत् (vanaspatibhya ityevaṃ muṣalolūkhale haret) Manusmṛti 3.88,5.117.

2) A kind of weapon; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.178.23.

Derivable forms: ulūkhalaḥ (उलूखलः).

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

Ulūkhala (उलूखल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A wooden mortar used for cleaning rice. 2. Bdellium, a gummy substance. E. ud up, kha empty, and la what takes: or udū for ud, and khala what goes; da is changed to laḥ see udūkhala.

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

Ulūkhala (उलूखल).— (cf. udūkhala), n. A mortar, [Pañcatantra] 249, 8.

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

Ulūkhala (उलूखल).—[neuter] mortar.

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

1) Ulūkhala (उलूखल):—n. a wooden mortar, [Ṛg-veda i, 28, 6; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) Name of a particular kind of cup for holding the Soma (shaped like a mortar) [commentator or commentary] on [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) a staff of Uḍumbara wood (carried on certain occasions), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) bdellium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) m. Name of an evil spirit, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra i, 16, 23]

6) of a particular ornament for the ear, [Mahābhārata iii, 10520.]

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

Ulūkhala (उलूखल):—[ulū-khala] (laṃ) n. A gummy substance; a wooden mortar.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ulukhala 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ulūkhala (ಉಲೂಖಲ):—[noun] a strong vessel in which material is pounded or rubbed with a pestle.

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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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