Vatula, aka: Vātūla, Vātula; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Vātula (वातुल) or Vātulāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (eg., vātula).

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vātūla (वातूल).—m S A gale; a storm or strong wind.

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vātūla (वातूल).—a S pop. vātūḷa a Producing flatulence. 2 Flatulent--a habit of body.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vātūla (वातूल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a Producing flatulence; flatulent.

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

Vātula (वातुल).—a.

1) Affected by wind-disease, gouty.

2) Mad, crazy-headed; मौनान्मूर्खः प्रवचनपटुर्वातुलो जल्पको वा (maunānmūrkhaḥ pravacanapaṭurvātulo jalpako vā) H.2.26.

3) Babbler; see द्वादशपञ्जरिकास्तोत्रम् (dvādaśapañjarikāstotram) 11.

-laḥ A whirl-wind. See वातलः (vātalaḥ).

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Vātūla (वातूल).—a. See वातुल (vātula).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vātula (वातुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Gouty, rheumatic. 2. Mad, crazy. m.

(-laḥ) A whirlwind, a gale. E. vāta wind, &c., and ulac aff.; more commonly vātūla .

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Vātūla (वातूल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Gouty, rheumatic. 2. Mad, insane, inebriate. m.

(-laḥ) A whirlwind, a gale, a hurricane. E. vāta wind, ūlac aff.; also vātula; form irr.

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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