Vaishala, Vaiśālā: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vaiśālā can be transliterated into English as Vaisala or Vaishala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vaiśālā (वैशाला).—A city. This city was founded by King Viśāla, who belonged to the dynasty of Diṣṭa. Because Nābhāga, the son of Diṣṭa had married a woman from Vaiśya caste, he also became Vaiśya. The writings of Vatsa, the son of Bhalandana of this family, are included in the Ṛgveda. The differentiation of castes was not so strict in those days as today. It is not known in what country Diṣṭa and his people Anagas lived. The Kings Karandhama, his son Avikṣit and his son Marutta of this dynasty were great and valiant. Marutta had performed both horse sacrifice (aśvamedha) and imperial consecration (Rājasūya). To Tṛṇabindu, who was in the tenth generation from Marutta, a son was born named Viśāla. This Viśāla founded a city and lived there. That city is called Vaiśālā. Many of the scholars are of opinion that this city Vaiśālā is the same as Ujjayinī. It is stated in Mahābhārata that Somadatta of the seventh generation from Viśāla had performed ten aśvamedhas (horse-sacrifices).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vaiśāla (वैशाल).—adj. (= Pali Ve°), of (the city) Vaiśālī: Mahāsamājasūtra, Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 4, 177.2; applied to the nāga Takṣaka, who is called Vaiśāleya from ancient times (AV). Cf. next two; Sanskrit Vaiśālaka, °lika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaiśāla (वैशाल).—[feminine] ī coming from Viśāla.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vaiśāla (वैशाल):—mfn. descended from Viśāla, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) m. Name of a Muni, [Catalogue(s)]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vaiśāla (वैशाल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaisāla.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Vaisāla (वैसाल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vaiśāla.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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