Valkala, aka: Vālkala; 7 Definition(s)


Valkala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Valkala (वल्कल).—See under Balvala.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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)

Valkala (वल्कल) or Valka refers to the “bark” of a tree, as mentioned in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Valkala] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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

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valkala (वल्कल).—n S The inner bark of a tree: also a garment made of it.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

valkala (वल्कल).—n The inner bark of a tree; a garment made of it.

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

Valkala (वल्कल).—[val-kalac kasya netvam Uṇ.4.5]

1) The bark of a tree.

2) A garment made of bark, bark-garment; इयमाधिकमनोज्ञा वल्कलेनापि तन्वी (iyamādhikamanojñā valkalenāpi tanvī) Ś.1.2,19. R. 12.8; Ku.5.8; हैमवल्कलाः (haimavalkalāḥ) 6.6 'wearing golden bark-dresses'; (cf. cīraparigrahāḥ in Ku.6.93).

Derivable forms: valkalaḥ (वल्कलः), valkalam (वल्कलम्).

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Vālkala (वाल्कल).—a. (- f.) [व ल्कल-अण् (va lkala-aṇ)] Made of the bark of trees.

-lam A bark-garment.

-lī Spirituous liquor.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valkala (वल्कल).—pl., n. of a brahmanical school (of the Bahvṛcas): Divy 632.18 f.

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Vālkala (वाल्कल).—adj. (from Sanskrit valkala), made of bast: Mmk 131.22 (paṭa; see s.v. ātasya).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Valkala (वल्कल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) 1. The bark of a tree. 2. A garment made of bark. 3. A garment in general. E. val to surround, kalan aff.

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Vālkala (वाल्कल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Made of bark. f. (-lī) Spirituous liquor. n.

(-laṃ) A dress made of the bark of trees worn by ascetics. E. valkala bark, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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