Vallabha, aka: Vallabhā; 11 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Vallabha (वल्लभ).—Named हरिवल्लभ (harivallabha) also,who wrote a commentary on Nagesa's Sabdendusekhara.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Vallabha (वल्लभ).—The husband of Hemaprabhā, an unchaste woman. (See under Hemaprabhā).
2) Vallabha (वल्लभ).—Son of Balākāśva. He was a righteous King. Vallabha had a son named Kuśika. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Stanza 5).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Vallabha (वल्लभ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.4, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vallabha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A South Indian tribe. Their ruler is described in the Chronicles simply as the Vallabha. Manavamma once joined Narasiha against the Vallabha king and defeated him (Cv.xlvii.15ff). On another occasion, the Vallabha king sent a force to subdue Nagadipa in the reign of Mahinda IV. The latter sent an army under the general Sena, defeated the Vallabhas and made a friendly treaty with them. Cv.liv.12ff.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
India history and geogprahy
Vallabha (वल्लभ) was the yonger brother of Rūpa Gosvāmin (C. 1470-1583 C.E.): author of Aṣṭādaśachandas and erudite scholar of Indian Diaspora who has enriched the Sanskrit literature by his various compositions with the nectar of Vaiṣṇava philosophy. Rūpagosvāmin was the son of Kumāra, grandson of Mukunda, great grandson of Padmanābha and great great grandson of Rūpeśvara, who is the son of Jagadguru Niruddha. He had two brothers namely Vallabha and Sanātana. He was also the uncle of Jīvagosvāmin, son of his younger brother Vallabha. He was a resident of Rāmakeli, a village in Bengal.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
Vallabha.—(IE 8-3; EI 12, 26), the king's favourite or a courtier; same as Rājavallabha. (IE 8-2), same as Vallabharāja; a shortened form of the title Śrī-pṛthivī-vallabha assumed by certain imperial rulers of the Kannaḍa-speaking area. Note: vallabha 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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Vallabha, (cp. Epic & Class. Sk. vallabha & BSk. vallabhaka a sea monster Divy 231) a favourite J. IV, 404; VI, 38, 371; rāja° a king’s favourite, an overseer J. I, 342; Mhvs 37, 10; VbhA. 501.—f. vallabhā (a) beloved (woman), a favourite J. III, 40; VvA. 92, 135, 181. (Page 603)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
vallabha (वल्लभ).—m (S) A husband: also a lover or paramour; a beloved (male) person generally. vallabhā f (S) A wife: also a mistress; any beloved female.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vallabha (वल्लभ).—m A husband; a lover.
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vallabhā (वल्लभा).—f A wife, a mistress; any beloved female.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Vallabha (वल्लभ).—a. [valla-abhac Uṇ.3.124]
1) Beloved, desired, dear.
-bhaḥ A lover; husband; (khedaḥ) त्वयि विलसति तुल्यं वल्लभालोकनेन (tvayi vilasati tulyaṃ vallabhālokanena) Māl.3.8; Śi.11.33.
2) A favourite; करोति निर्विकल्पं यः स भवेद्राजवल्लभः (karoti nirvikalpaṃ yaḥ sa bhavedrājavallabhaḥ) Pt.1.53.
3) A superintendent, an overseer.
4) A chief herdsman.
5) A good horse (one with auspicious marks); मन्दुरा- परिभ्रष्टवल्लभतुरङ्गमपर्याकुलीकृत (mandurā- paribhraṣṭavallabhaturaṅgamaparyākulīkṛta) ... Ve.2.19/2.
-bhā A beloved female, mistress, wife; बहुवल्लभा राजानः श्रूयन्ते (bahuvallabhā rājānaḥ śrūyante) Ś.3; Mu. 3.9.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) 1. Beloved, desired, dear. 2. Supreme, superintending. m.
(-bhaḥ) 1. A lover, a husband, a friend. 2. A horse with good marks. 3. A superintendent, an overseer. 4. The chief herdsman. f.
(-bhā) A mistress, a wife. E. vall to cover, abhac Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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