Vahala, aka: Vahaḷa, Vāhala, Vāhalā; 4 Definition(s)


Vahala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit term Vahaḷa can be transliterated into English as Vahala or Vahalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Vāhalā.—(EI 3), a water course. Note: vāhalā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vahaḷa (वहळ).—See under ओ.

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vahāḷa (वहाळ).—m R (vāhaṇēṃ) A stream, rivulet, brook.

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vāhāḷa (वाहाळ).—& vāhāḷī R Better vahāḷa & vahāḷī or vāhaḷī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vahāḷa (वहाळ).—m A stream, brook.

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

Vahala (वहल).—a. See बहल (bahala).

-laḥ A raft, boat.

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Vahāla (वहाल).—Wind; Gīrvāṇa.

Derivable forms: vahālaḥ (वहालः).

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Vāhala (वाहल) or Vāhalā (वाहला).—

1) A water-channel.

2) A vehicle.

Derivable forms: vāhalaḥ (वाहलः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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