Velakula, aka: Velākūla, Vela-kula; 3 Definition(s)


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Velākula or Velākūla.—(IE 8-4; EI 31; LP), a harbour. Note: velākula 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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Velākūla (वेलाकूल).—Name of a district called Tāmralipta.

Derivable forms: velākūlam (वेलाकूलम्).

Velākūla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms velā and kūla (कूल).

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Velākūla (वेलाकूल).—the sea-shore.

Derivable forms: velākūlam (वेलाकूलम्).

Velākūla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms velā and kūla (कूल). See also (synonyms): velāmūla.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Velākula (वेलाकुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Agitated by the tide. E. velā, ākula perplexed.

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Velākūla (वेलाकूल).—n.

(-laṃ) Tamluk, the district or kingdom as it formerly existed, the southern part of the present Hugli district, forming the west bank of the Hugli river, at its union with the sea: a village called Beercool, derieved from this word probably, is still found in the maps, near the sea shore immediately south of the boundary of the Hugli district. E. velā tide, and kūla bank or shore.

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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