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Shalya: In the epic Mahabharata, King Shalya was the brother of Madri, as well as the ruler of the kingdom of Madra. A powerful yet righteous ruler, Shalya had a unique gift - he became stronger when faced with aggression, hence requiring everyone to be kind towards him. In Sanskrit, Shalya means a thorn. Shalya, being a skilled archer,a powerful mace fighter and formidable warrior, was tricked by Duryodana to fight the war on the side of the Kauravas. Shalya was an incredibly calm and deliberate fighter, which why he was such a good charioteer and why he could excel at mace-fighting despite his unimposing bulk. Krishna suggested that Yudhishthira should kill the powerful warrior because the eldest Pandava was not a man of aggression and could meet Shalya's coolness in battle. Shalya is now a common Indian name for males.


Shalya is an urban locality and the administrative center of Shalinsky District of Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Population: 6,433; 6,801; 7,123.

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Google previewSoul Curry for You and Me (2002)

An Empowering Philosophy that Can Enrich Your Life by Amitabh Bachchan

The word Shalya means doubt, reservation.

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

shalya (Ind.)Also, shalyatantra. The ancient method ofsurgical practice in AYURVEDA which uses 101types of blunt and twentyone ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

Shalya ( Surgery),(4)Shalakya (Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology), (5)Agad Tantra (Toxicology),(6) Rasayana (Geriatrics), (7) Bhoot Vidya (microorganism and spirits, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient India (2009)

by Kumkum Roy


Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) (2017)

by Hsain Ilahiane

It refers to the great massif of southeastern Algeria and the Saharan Atlas, with its highest peak being the year-round snowcovered Jabal Chélia (Shalya), reaching a height of 2,326 meters. Geographically the most important features of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Eminent Thinkers (vol. : 20 The Political Thought Of M.S. Golwalkar) (2008)

by Jai Narain Sharma

Shalya of the Mahabharata came from there. The modern Kabul and Kandahar were Gandhar from where Kauravas' mother Gandhari came. Even Iran was originally Aryan. Its previous king Reza ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

founder Shakil m handsome Shako f mint Shakti f energy Shakuni m power Shalalu f perfume Shalang m emperor Shalik m sage Shalika f flute Shalin m modest Shalina m courteous Shalini f modest Shalom m peace Shalya m arrow Shama ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

safarjale-hindi, safarjalehindi, sailusa, sailusah, sailushamu, salatuh, samirasara, sandiliyamu, sandilya, sandilyah, sangrahi, satyadharma, satyaphala, shailapatra, shailusha, shalatu, shalya, shandiliyamu, shandilya, shivadruma (Shiva, ...

Google previewA dictionary Canarese and English (1858)

by William Reeve, Sanderson

sfera , , shalld, shade, shalya, s. A long cloth without border.

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