Ulukhala, Ulūkhala: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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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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-English 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.); Rv.1.28.6. अवहननायोलूखलम् (avahananāyolūkhalam) Mahābhārata ; वनस्पतिभ्य इत्येवं मुषलोलूखले हरेत् (vanaspatibhya ityevaṃ muṣalolūkhale haret) Ms.3.88,5.117.

2) A kind of weapon; Mb.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.

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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. 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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