Jayamangala, Jayamaṅgalā, Jaya-mangala: 13 definitions


Jayamangala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल) or Jayamaṅgalarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., jayamaṅgala-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Jayamangala in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल) is the name of an elephant, according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly, “... there [at Putrapura] King Prithvīrūpa rested some days, and was entertained by that king, and then he set out from that place. And he mounted his beloved Rūpalatā on the elephant Jayamaṅgala, and he himself mounted an elephant named Kalyāṇagiri”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Jayamaṅgala, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Jayamangala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jayamaṃgalā (जयमंगला) refers to one of the “eight Goddesses that stand at the doors of the quarters”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “One should worship them [i.e., the Goddesses of the seats] at each door (of the quarters). [...] Worshipped and installed they give extensive accomplishment. One should worship the eight goddesses accompanied by the guardians of the field. Jayā, Vijayā, Ajitā, Aparājitā, Jayantī, Jayalakṣmī, Jayaśrī, and Jayamaṃgalā: these are (their) secret names, revealed in the form of mantras. (These are the goddesses) who reside in the doors (of the quarters) and abide in the places of the primary and secondary doors along with the primary and secondary sacred seats, meeting grounds and fields”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Jayamangala in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) The Jayamaṅgalā of Yaśodhara (possibly, fl. 13th century), is a commentary on the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyana Mallanāga.

2) Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल) is the name of an elephant mentioned in the story of Rūpalatā and king Prithvīrūpa, related in the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 51.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jayamangala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jayamaṅgaḷa (जयमंगळ).—a Wall-eyed in both eyes--a horse. An auspicious mark. By other authorities this word is affirmed to mean Having one hairy ring on his head, forehead, throat, breast, lips, and navel, two on his belly, and one on each side--a horse. An auspicious mark.

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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 dictionary

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

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल).—

1) a royal elephant.

2) a remedy for fever.

-lam a cheer of victory; ततोऽ ब्धिवीचिनिर्घोषैरुद्गीतजयमङ्गलः (tato' bdhivīcinirghoṣairudgītajayamaṅgalaḥ) Rāj. T.4.158.

Derivable forms: jayamaṅgalaḥ (जयमङ्गलः).

Jayamaṅgala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaya and maṅgala (मङ्गल).

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

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल).—m.

(-laḥ) The royal elephant. E. jaya victory, and maṅgala good fortune.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kaviśikṣā. Cambay p. 78.

2) Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल):—jayamaṅgala, called also jaṭīśvara, jayadeva Bhaṭṭikāvyaṭīkā. Sūryaśatakaṭīkā. L. 1643. Jayamaṅgala is quoted by Puruṣottamadeva in Varṇadeśanā, by Bhaṭṭoji Oxf. 162^b, by Cāritravardhana and Hemādri on Raghuvaṃśa.

3) Jayamaṅgalā (जयमङ्गला):—Jayamaṅgala’s
—[commentary] on the Bhaṭṭikāvya.

4) Jayamaṅgalā (जयमङ्गला):—Bhāgavatapurāṇavyakhyā. Oppert. 6085.

5) Jayamaṅgalā (जयमङ्गला):—a
—[commentary] on Vātsyāyana’s Kāmasūtra, by Yaśodhara.

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

1) Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल):—[=jaya-maṅgala] [from jaya] m. a royal elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a remedy for fever

3) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Dhruvaka

5) [v.s. ...] of an elephant, [Kathāsaritsāgara li, 194]

6) [v.s. ...] of a scholiast on [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya] ( f. Name of his [commentator or commentary])

7) [v.s. ...] = -śabda, [Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 158.]

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

Jayamaṅgala (जयमङ्गल):—[jaya-maṅgala] (laḥ) 1. m. Royal elephant.

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Jayamangala 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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