Dolamandapa, Dolāmaṇḍapa, Dolamaṇḍapa, Dola-mandapa, Ḍolāmaṇḍapa: 4 definitions


Dolamandapa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Ḍolāmaṇḍapa (डोलामण्डप) refers to “pavilion for the rite of the swing §§ 3.44, 45: 4.15, 16,19, 23,31.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dolamandapa in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A building erected by Parakkamabahu I. in the Dipuyyana. It was so called because it contained a swing hung with minute golden bells. Cv.lxxiii.116.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Dolāmaṇḍapa or “swing pavilion” refers to one of the buildings of Dīppūyana: an ancient district of Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—[...] The most westerly part of the City was a Promontory which projected into Parakkamasamudda and was called the Dippuyana or “Island Garden”: on it were bathing pools, the Audience Hall, Council Chamber and other buildings, and it was territory reserved for the use of the king and the court. Adjoining it on the east was the Citadel or Royal Enclosure at the southern end of which stood the Palace. [...] The Dīppūyana was laid out by Parakkamabāhu I who built within it: [...] viz., the Dolāmaṇḍapa or “swing pavilion”; [...].

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dolamandapa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dolamaṇḍapa (दोलमण्डप).—a swing.

Derivable forms: dolamaṇḍapaḥ (दोलमण्डपः), dolamaṇḍapam (दोलमण्डपम्).

Dolamaṇḍapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dola and maṇḍapa (मण्डप). See also (synonyms): dolayāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dolamaṇḍapa (दोलमण्डप):—[=dola-maṇḍapa] [from dola] n. a swing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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 (even English!). 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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