Yamala, Yāmala: 13 definitions


Yamala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yamala (यमल).—A Dānava king.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 124.
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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Yāmala (यामल) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra  verse 1.5-7.—“At a previous time, when Pārvatī asked him, Śaṅkara told of the attainments of vidyā in the wide worldly life, in various ways. I observed each teaching taught also by the troops of Gods, Siddhas (those who have attained supernatural power), Munis (saints), Deśikas (spiritual teachers), and Sādhakas (tantric practicioners). They are [, for example]: Yāmala... I shall carefully extract all the above-mentioned āgamas, which are transmitted from mouth to mouth, like butter extracted from coagulated milk”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (hinduism)

Yāmala (यामल).—Yāmala is a special class of Tāntric Literature, the principal ones being eight in number: Rudra, Skanda, Brahma, Viṣṇu, Yama, Vāyu, Kubera and Indra. Two old texts–Piṅgalāmata and Jayadratha –belong to the Yāmala group. Besides the above, there are other Yāmalas like Āditya and Gaṇeśa.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Yamala.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: yamala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

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

Yamala, (fr. yama3) a pair Abhp 628.—yamalī occurs in BSk. only as a kind of dress, at Divy 276; AvŚ I. 265. (Page 551)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yamala (यमल).—n S A pair, a brace, a couple.

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yamala (यमल).—a S Twin, one of twins.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yamala (यमल).—n A pair, a couple. a Twin, one of twins.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yamala (यमल).—a. Twin, one of a couple.

-laḥ The number 'two'.

-lau (dual) A pair.

-lam, -lī A pair, couple.

-lā A kind of hiccough.

-lī A dress consisting of two pieces.

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Yāmala (यामल).—

1) A pair, couple.

2) Name of a class of Tantra works; cf. रुद्रयामल (rudrayāmala).

Derivable forms: yāmalam (यामलम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamala (यमल).—n.

(-laṃ) A pair, a brace, a couple. f. (-lī) 1. A sort of dress, a bodice and petticoat. 2. A pair. f.

(-lā) Violent hic cough. E. yam to refrain, to cease, aff. kalac; or yamaṃ yogaṃ lāti lā-ka .

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Yāmala (यामल).—n.

(-laṃ) A pair, a couple, a brace. E. yamala, aṇ pleonastic aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamala (यमल).—[yama + la], I. n. A pair. Ii. f. , A sort of dress, a body and petticoat.

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Yāmala (यामल).—i. e. yamala + a, n. A pair.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamala (यमल).—[adjective] twin, paired, doubled; [masculine] a twin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Yāmala (यामल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—tantra. Devanātha in the Tantrakaumudī (L. 2010) speaks of three, Narapati (Cambr. 69) mentions seven. The Devītantra (Oxf. 109^a) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (Āryavidyāsudhākara p. 160) report of eight. Oxf. 97^a. 101^b. 103^b. 104^a. See Ādiyāmala, Kṛṣṇayāmala, Gaṇeśayāmala, Grahayāmala, Brahmayāmala, Brahmāṇḍayāmala, Bhairavayāmala, Rudrayāmala, Viṣṇuyāmala, Śaktiyāmala, Siddhayāmala. Bṛhadyāmala mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

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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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