Definitions for "Sila"
Keywords:  precept, moral, pali, sanskrit, ethics
morality; ethical conduct.
moral virtue.
Sila Morality.
a special Deity of the Lord in the form of a stone
Sila, (also spelt as Shila or Sheela) refers to a Vaishnava (Hindu) murthi in the form of a spherical, usually black-coloured stone found in the sacred river Gandaki. They are more often referred to as Shaligram Shilas, with Shila being the shortened version. The word Sila translates simply to 'stone' and Shalagram is a less well-known name of Vishnu.
Dharmavrata, the daughter of Dharma and Visvarupa, married Marici when she was once serving her husband in sleep Brahma came there and she honoured ... more