Jambunada, Jambunadā, Jāmbūnada, Jambu-nada: 19 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jambunada in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—One of the seven major mountains in Śālmalidvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 89. These mountains are big, yellow in colour and filled with gold. Śālmalidvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Dyutimān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who is the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A mountain. The river Ganges flows through the valley of this mountain which is connected with Mahāmeru. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 139, Stanza 16).

2) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A golden mountain which stands in the place called Uśīrabīja. A King named Marutta performed sacrifice on this mountain. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 111, Stanza 23).

3) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—Gold is formed from the river Jambū which flows through Jambūdvīpa (the island Jambū). The gold is called Jāmbūnada, according to Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 7, Stanza 26.

4) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A son of Janamejaya, a King of the dynasty of Pūru. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 56).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—Gold formed from the earth on the banks of the river Jambū largely used by celestials.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 20-21; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 17. 30-31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 23.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.50) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jāmbūnada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Jāmbūnada is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.9.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद) refers to “gold”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “He should have the supreme Yantra constructed out of refined gold (tapta-jāmbūnada-maya), with decorations of gems and coral and with all [the necessary] adornments. Just by making this, he shall obtain territory free of disorders. Having [properly] installed it, he should respectfully worship this [Yantra] which bestows all accomplishments. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Jambunada in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Jāmbunada (जाम्बुनद) refers to the “Jāmbu river”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, [while explaining how the physical qualities of the Buddha should be recollected]: “[...] (12) His Brahmic voice is deep and carries afar; those who hear him rejoice and are never tired of listening. (13) The color of his body is marvelous, more beautiful than the gold of the Jāmbu river (jāmbunada). (14) A halo one arm-span in width surrounds his body, of varied colors, incomparable in beauty. [...]”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद) refers to the “Jāmbū river”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said to the Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī: “[...] That Kāyabandhana universe was, son of good family, thriving, prosperous, safe, well-provided, filled with a great multitude of men, adorned with seven precious jewels, peaceful and delightful, pleasant to touch like a soft cloth, displayed by the lotus of gold from the Jāmbū river (jāmbūnada-padma), decorated with all kinds of luminous jewels, patterned like a chess-board, and even like the palm of the hand. Just like the enjoyment and entertainment of the Paranirmitavaśavartin gods, all the people in that universe, staying in celestial palace and pavilions, enjoyed food and drink as they wished”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Jambunada in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Jambunadā (जम्बुनदा) or Apraticakrā refers to one of the sixteen Vidyādevīs (goddesses of learning), commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—According to the Śvetāmbara books, she rides a Garuḍa and all her four hands are armed with discs. She is called Jambunadā by the Digambaras, who represent her as riding a peacock and bearing a sword and a spear. Apraticakrā by name and symbols bears equality with the Yakṣiṇī of Ṛṣabhanātha. This Vidyādevī may have some innaterelation to Vaiṣṇavī, the wife of Viṣṇu, as Jambunadā seems to have relation with Kaumārī, the wife of Kārttikeya. Peacock and spear are in this form the common characteristics.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—[jambūnadyāṃ bhavam aṇ]

1) Gold, R.18.44.

2) A golden ornament; कृतरुचश्च जाम्बूनदैः (kṛtarucaśca jāmbūnadaiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 4.66.

3) The Dhattūra plant. -a. golden; ततो जाम्बूनदीः पात्रीर्वज्राङ्का विमलाः शुभाः (tato jāmbūnadīḥ pātrīrvajrāṅkā vimalāḥ śubhāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.171.16.

Derivable forms: jāmbūnadam (जाम्बूनदम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jambūnada (जम्बूनद).—(nt.; = Pali jambu°, Sanskrit jāmbū°; § 3.32), gold: jambūnadārcisadṛśaṃ (all mss.) Lalitavistara 134.11 (verse).

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Jāmbunada (जाम्बुनद).—or Jāmbū°, name of three former Buddhas, all in the same list: Mahāvastu iii.233.6 (°bu°); 236.12 (°bū°); 237.9 (°bū°, v.l. °bu°). In all v.l. °nanda; all prose.

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Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद) or Jāmbūdvīpaka.—see Jāmbu°.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—n.

(-daṃ) Gold. E. jambunadī a river flowing from mount Sumeru, the Indian Pactolus, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jāmbunada (जाम्बुनद).—jāmbūnada, i. e. jambū-nadī + a, I. adj. Coming from the river Jambu, epithet of a peculiar kind of gold, Mahābhārata 6, 279. Ii. n. Gold, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 9. Iii. adj., f. , Golden, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 7, 19. Iv. m. 1. A proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 3745. 2. The name of a mountain, Mahābhārata 3, 10835. V. f. , The name of a river, Mahābhārata 6, 338. Vi. n. 1. A golden ornament, [Śiśupālavadha] 4, 66. 2. The name of a sea, Mahābhārata 5, 3843.

Jāmbunada can also be spelled as Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—1. [neuter] a kind of gold; gold i.[grammar]

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Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—2. [feminine] ī golden.

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

1) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद):—mfn. coming from the river (nadī) Jambū (kind of gold)

2) n. gold from the Jambū river, any gold, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa 13099; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 16, 21]

3) mf(ī)n. = -maya, [Mahābhārata i, xii f.; Harivaṃśa 8419; Rāmāyaṇa v, 7, 19]

4) m. Name of a son of Janam-ejaya, [Mahābhārata i, 3745]

5) = -parvata, [Harivaṃśa 12829]

6) n. a golden ornament, [Śiśupāla-vadha iv, 66]

7) thorn-apple, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of a lake, [Mahābhārata v, 3843]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद):—[jāmbū-nada] (daṃ) 1. n. Gold.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jambunada in German

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jambunada refers to: see jambonada;

Note: jambunada is a Pali compound consisting of the words jambu and nada.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jambunada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jāṃbūnada (ಜಾಂಬೂನದ):—[adjective] made of gold.

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Jāṃbūnada (ಜಾಂಬೂನದ):—[noun] gold.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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