Valmika, Vālmīka: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vālmīka (वाल्मीक).—(c)—noted for horses.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 16. 17.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Valmīka (वल्मीक) is the name of a sacred place in the Himālayas, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 46. Accordingly, as Sumeru said to Maya and Sūryaprabha: “... so let us go in the morning to the place named Valmīka. For to-morrow is the eighth lunar day of the black fortnight of Phālguna, which is a high day. And on that day there is produced there a sign to show the future emperor, and for that reason the Vidyādharas are going there in a great hurry on that day”. Also, “... when Sumeru gave that opinion with regard to the army, they spent that day in accordance with the law, and went on the morrow to Valmīka in chariots with their army. There they encamped with shouting forces on the southern plateau of the Himālayas, and beheld many Vidyādhara kings that had arrived”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Valmīka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
valmīka (वल्मीक).—n m S A hillock thrown up by moles &c., but esp. the mound made by the termes or white ant. Ex. śiralā bhujāntarīṃ śara || valmīkāmājī nāganāyakasā ||. 2 Elephantiasis, or swellings of the neck, chest, hands, and feet which break and run.
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vālmīka (वाल्मीक).—m (S) The name of a saint, the author of the rāmāyaṇa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
valmīka (वल्मीक).—n A hillock thrown up by moles; an ant-hill.
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vālmīka (वाल्मीक).—m The name of a saint, the author of the rāmāyaṇa.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Valmika (वल्मिक).—m., n. See वल्मीक (valmīka).
See also (synonyms): valmiki.
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Valmīka (वल्मीक).—[val-īka muṭ ca Uṇ.4.25] An ant-hill, a hillock thrown up by white ants, moles &c.; धर्मं शनैः संचिनुयाद्वल्मीकमिव पुत्तिकाः (dharmaṃ śanaiḥ saṃcinuyādvalmīkamiva puttikāḥ) Subhāṣ; Me.15; Ś.7.11.
-kaḥ 1 Swelling of certain parts of the body, elephantiasis.
2) The poet Vālmīki.
Derivable forms: valmīkaḥ (वल्मीकः), valmīkam (वल्मीकम्).
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Vālmīka (वाल्मीक).—[valmīke bhavaḥ aṇ iñ vā] Name of a celebrated sage, and author of the Rāmāyaṇa; कवीन्दुं नौमि वाल्मीकिं यस्य रामायणीं कथाम् । चन्द्रिकामिव चिन्वन्ति चकोरा इव साधवः (kavīnduṃ naumi vālmīkiṃ yasya rāmāyaṇīṃ kathām | candrikāmiva cinvanti cakorā iva sādhavaḥ) || Udb. [He was a Brāhmaṇa by birth, but being abandoned by his parents in his childhood, he was found by some wild mountaineers who taught him the art of thieving. He soon became an adept in the art, and pursued his business of plundering and killing (where necessary) travellers for several years. One day he saw a great sage whom he asked on pain of death to deliver up his possessions. But the sage told him to go home and ask his wife and children if they were ready to become his partners in the innumerable iniquities that he had committed. He accordingly went home, but returned dismayed at their unwillingness. The sage then told him to repeat the word marā (which is Rāma inverted) and disappeared. The robber continued to repeat it for years together without moving from the place, so that his body was covered up with ant-hills. But the same sage reappeared and got him out, and as he issued from the 'valmika' he was called Vālmiki, and became afterwards an eminent sage. One day while he was performing his ablutions, he saw one of a pair of Krauncha birds being killed by a fowler, at which he cursed the wretch in words which unconsiously took the form of a verse in the Anuṣṭubh metre. This was a new mode of composition, and at the command of the god Brahman he composed the first poem the Rāmāyaṇa. When Sītā was abandoned by Rāma, he gave her shelter under his roof, and brought up her two sons. He afterwards restored them all to Rāma.]
Derivable forms: vālmīkaḥ (वाल्मीकः).
See also (synonyms): vālmiki.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) An ant-hill; also valmīka .
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(-kaḥ-kaṃ) A hillock, ground thrown up by moles, &c., but especially the large accumulations of soil, sometimes made by the white ant. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. The poet Valmiki. 2. Elephantiasis, or swellings of the neck, chest, hands and feet, which break and discharge ichor in many places. E. val to cover, or bal to live, īka Unadi aff., and muṭ augment; in the latter case this word and the corresponding ones are written balmīka, &c.; also valmika .
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(-kaḥ) Valmika or Valmiki, the first poet and the famous author of the Ramayana. Though a Brahmana by birth he led a depraved life and was a notorious cut-throat, but was reclaimed by Narada. One day while he was engaged in his devotions, he saw a fowler in the act of shooting at a pair of curlews and a curse fell from his mouth in the shape of a regular stanza. The sage discovered that it was a new mode of composition and by the advice of Brahma he composed the Ramayana in that style. Sita when repudiated by her husband, took refuge with this sage who brought up her twin sons. E. valmīka an ant-hill, aff. aṇ, or with iñ aff. vālmīki; so immersed in abstraction as to be overrun with ant’s nests.
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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Ends with: Padavalmika.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - Birth of Vālmīki < [Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 7 - Preparations for the Marriage of Padmālayā (Padmāvatī) < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 13 - Śatarudriya Liṅgas < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Vajrasucika Upanishad of Samaveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)