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Pippala

Pippala is the son of Mitra and Revati and also the name of the sacred fig-tree , Ficus Religiosa It is said that Vishnu metamorphosed into a Pipal tree as a result of a curse by Parvati. Pippala is planted along with Bel (Bael) in the West relative to a house. Pippala is the abode of Lakshmi on Sundays. pippala m. the sacred fig-tree , Ficus Religiosa (commonly called Peepal) a kind of bird L. ; a nipple L. ; = {niraMzuka} , or {-zula} the sleeve of a jacket or coat N. of a son of Mitra and Revati N. of a school of AV. (prob. for {pippalAda}) {A}) f. N. of a river ({I}) f. see s.v. ; ({pippala}) n. a berry (esp. of the Peepal tree) sensual enjoyment water the sleeve of a coat
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