Valla; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Valla (वल्ल) refers to “winnowing corn” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The dravyaguṇāguṇa section contains the discussions on different food articles and their dietetic effects according to the prominent Ayurvedic treatises. The grains like Valla (winnowing corn) foodstuff is mutually incompatible (viruddhāhāra) with Paya (milk).

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
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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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India history and geogprahy

Valla.—(IE 8-8), name of a weight equal to 3 ratis; see dvi- vallakya. Note: valla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Valla.—equal to 3 ratis. Note: valla 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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valla (वल्ल).—[vall ghañ]

1) Covering.

2) A weight of three Gunjās.

3) Another weight of one Gunjā and a half; or of two Gunjās (in medicine).

4) Prohibiting.

5) Winnowing corn.

6) A Māṣa of silver.

7) A kind of wheat.

Derivable forms: vallaḥ (वल्लः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valla (वल्ल).—m.

(-llaḥ) 1. Winnowing corn. 2. A Masha of silver. 3. A weight of three Rattis. 4. Prohibiting, prohibition. 5. Covering. E. vall to move, &c., ghañ 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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