Gandamali, Gaṇḍamālī, Ganda-mali: 2 definitions
Gandamali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra
Gaṇḍamālī (गण्डमाली) or Gaṇḍamālin refers to “one who has an inflammation of the neck glands”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be red-eyed, have honey-colored eyes or cats’ eyes. He should not be greedy, a have inflammation of the neck glands (gaṇḍamālī), or inclined to hypocritical behavior. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., gaṇḍamālī), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., gaṇḍamālī) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaṇḍamālī (गण्डमाली):—[=gaṇḍa-mālī] [from gaṇḍa-māla > gaṇḍa > gaṇḍ] f. Name of a plant, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]
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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