Valayakara, Valayākāra: 4 definitions
Valayakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Valayākāra (वलयाकार) refers to “bending the bow into a circle”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3.—“[...] After thinking like this and deciding on his further activity, Kāma fitted his flower-arrows. Kāma, the foremost of archers, stood steady in the posture of Ālīḍha, bent his bow almost into a circle (valayākāra) and was ready to shoot. O excellent sage, when the bow was kept ready by him, fragrant winds delighting everyone blew there. The enchanter then charmed Brahmā and others, the mental sons with several sharp flower-arrows”.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
valayākāra : (valaya + ākāra) a circular.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Valayākāra (वलयाकार):—(a) ring-shaped.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Valayākāra (ವಲಯಾಕಾರ):—[noun] the shape of a circle; roundness.
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Vaḷayākāra (ವಳಯಾಕಾರ):—[noun] the shape of a circle; roundness.
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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