Malabharin, Mālabhārī, Mala-bhari, Mala-bharin, Mālābhārin, Malabhari: 7 definitions


Malabharin means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Malabharin in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Mālabhārin (मालभारिन्) refers to “one who is wearing a garland (of closely-set bells)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225).—Accordingly, while describing the shire of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, “[Then the portal to the sanctum sanctorum, a riot of colour and form:] She was being illuminated by the entrance, on which there were hanging cloths reddened by lamp-smoke, a row of bracelets made of peacock-throats festooned [over it], a garland of bells closely-set (ghanaghaṇṭā-mālabhārin) and pale with powdered flour-cakes, which supported two door-panels, [studded] with tin lion heads with thick, iron pins in their centres, barricaded with an ivory-rod bolt, carrying [what seemed to be] a necklace of sparkling bubbles that were mirrors oozing yellow, blue and red [light]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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

A devaputta, husband of Patipujaka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Malabharin in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mālābhārī : (adj.) wearing a wreath.

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

Mālābhārin refers to: wearing a wreath (chaplet) (the reading changes between °bhārin & °dhārin; the BSk. prefers °dhārin, e.g. MVastu I. 124 & °dhāra at Divy 218) J. IV, 60, 82; V, 45; PvA. 211 (v. l. °dhārin); f. °bhārinī J. III, 530; VvA. 12; & bhārī Th. 1, 459 (as v. l.; T. reads °dhārī). Cp. °dhārin.

Note: mālābhārin is a Pali compound consisting of the words mālā and bhārin.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mālabhārin (मालभारिन्):—[=māla-bhārin] [from māla] m. bearing or wearing a garland, [Mālatīmādhava] ([Pāṇini 6-3, 65 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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Malabharin 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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