Valuka, aka: Vālukā, Valūka; 7 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Vālukā or Valuka is the name of a river corresponding with Barua, as mentioned in inscriptions from Baṅglā (1281 A.D.). The battle referred to in the inscriptions probably lasted only for a day. A large number of soldiers on Vīravarman’s side must also have lost their lives ; but there is no record of that besides vague claims on behalf of the partisans of Gopāla in the records under study. The battle is stated to have been fought on the banks of the river variously called Valuvā, Volukā, Valuā, Valūbā, Vālukā and Valuka which is no other than the modern Barua.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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vālukā : (f.) sand.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vālukā, (f.) (cp. Vedic & Epic Sk. vālukā) sand. In compn usually vāluka°.—S. IV, 376; Vv 391; 441; Ap. 23; Nd2 p. 72 (Gaṅgāya v.); J. II, 258; IV, 16; Pv. II, 121; Mhvs 23, 86; DhA. III, 243, 445; VvA. 31, 177; Sdhp. 244. See also vālika. (Page 610)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

vālukā (वालुका).—f S Sand.

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vāḷūka (वाळूक).—n A wen, Sarcoma. 2 A sort of melon or cucumber. Pr. vāḷakāñcī cōrī bukyāñcā māra For slight offences slight punishment. Pr. vāḷakā- vara surī paḍalī tarīṃ vāḷakācā nāśa surīvara vāḷūka paḍalēṃ tarīṃ vāḷakācā nāśa Conflict betwixt unequals surely issues in the destruction or detriment of the inferior party. See a similar proverb under sāsū.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vālukā (वालुका).—f Sand.

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vāḷūka (वाळूक).—n A wen, Sarcoma. A sort of cucumber.

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

Valūka (वलूक).—[val-īkan Uṇ.4.42] A kind of bird.

-kam The root of lotus.

Derivable forms: valūkaḥ (वलूकः).

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Vālukā (वालुका).—[Uṇ.2.29]

1) Sand, gravel; भूमि-पाषाणसिकता-शर्करा-वालुका-भस्मशायिनः (bhūmi-pāṣāṇasikatā-śarkarā-vālukā-bhasmaśāyinaḥ) Mb.12.192.1; अकृतज्ञस्योप- कृतं वालुकास्विव मूत्रितम् (akṛtajñasyopa- kṛtaṃ vālukāsviva mūtritam).

2) Powder

3) Camphor in general.

-kā, -kī A kind of cucumber.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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