Jatamandala, Jata-mandala, Jaṭamaṇḍala: 5 definitions


Jatamandala 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

Jatamandala—When a god appears in one of his/her terrifying manifestations, this can sometimes be identified by the hairstyle away from the head with a circle of smooth hair (keshamandala) or penitential braids (jatamandala) around the head.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jaṭamaṇḍala (जटमण्डल).—braided hair forming a coil on the top of the head.

Derivable forms: jaṭamaṇḍalam (जटमण्डलम्).

Jaṭamaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaṭa and maṇḍala (मण्डल).

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

Jaṭāmaṇḍala (जटामण्डल).—[neuter] hair braided in a coil on the top of the head.

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

Jaṭāmaṇḍala (जटामण्डल):—[=jaṭā-maṇḍala] [from jaṭā > jaṭa] n. = kalāpa, [Harivaṃśa 4565; Rāmāyaṇa i, iii; Śakuntalā vii, 11.]

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Jatamandala 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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