Bhamandala, Bhāmaṇḍala, Bha-mandala: 7 definitions


Bhamandala means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bhāmaṇḍala (भामण्डल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bhāmaṇḍala] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Scribd: Carving Devotion in the Jain Caves at Ellora

Bhāmaṇḍala (भामण्डल).—All of Ellora’s main shrine Jinas are presented with a halo or bhāmaṇḍala (also known as prabhāmaṇḍala or śiraścakra). The majority of these “discs of light” are oval in shape and have plain surfaces, though it appears that many were once plastered and painted.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Vṛṣabhanātha

Bhāmaṇḍala (भामण्डल).—In place of the radiant aura behind the head (bhāmaṇḍala) the Digambara tradition considers the caturmukha-atiśaya at the time of the omniscient status.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhā-maṇḍala.—(HA), halo, aureole; same as prabhā- maṇḍala. Note: bhā-maṇḍala 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhamaṇḍala (भमंडल).—n S The stellar sphere; the vault of heaven. Ex. nakṣatrēṃ ricavati bhamaṇḍaḷīṃ || baisalī mēghāṃ- cī dāntakhiḷī ||. 2 Via solis, the ecliptic.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhamaṇḍala (भमण्डल).—the zodiac. °nābhiḥ the centre of the zodiac.

Derivable forms: bhamaṇḍalam (भमण्डलम्).

Bhamaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bha and maṇḍala (मण्डल). See also (synonyms): bhacakra, bhapañjara.

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Bhāmaṇḍala (भामण्डल).—a halo of light.

Derivable forms: bhāmaṇḍalam (भामण्डलम्).

Bhāmaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhā and maṇḍala (मण्डल).

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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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