Malai, Malaī: 5 definitions
Malai means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Malai (“mountain”) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The other miscellaneous articles found as attributes in the hands of the deities are, for example, Malai.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
malaī (मलई).—f (malla Wrestler.) Noise and bluster, clamor and rudeness, the overbearing (as resorted to by persons overcome in argument) by manual violence or furious vociferation. v kara, māṇḍa, mājava. 2 Boisterous and tumultuous proceedings (of any assembly or concourse). Ex. dakṣiṇā ghētē vēḷēsa ma0 kēvaḍhī! pōrāñcī ma0 cālalī. 3 Any disorderly and promiscuous gathering of persons (as of all castes, of sōvaḷē & ōvaḷē &c.) Hence 4 Applied to an inn, eating house, cook's shop &c.
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malaī (मलई).—f ( H) Cream.
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malāī (मलाई).—f ( H) Cream.
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maḷaī (मळई).—f (maḷa) Mud and garbage brought by rains or the river, alluvial depositions. 2 The garden or plantation thereon. 3 A seine or large fishing net. 4 (Preferably malaī) Cream.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
malaī (मलई).—f Noise and bluster. Any disorder- ly gathering of persons. Inn.
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malaī (मलई).—f Cream.
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maḷaī (मळई).—f Alluvial depositions. (maḷakī) A large fishing-net.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Malāī (मलाई):—(nf) cream; —[utāranā] to defend flatteringly, to cover the drawbacks of (as an effort to flatter).
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Mālai (मालै) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mālatī.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+3): Amalai, Annamalai, Kalugumalai, Kanjamalai, Kollimalai, Kudagumalai, Marudamalai, Marudhamalai, Nirmalai, Pandrimalai, Parvatha Malai, Parvathamalai, Ponnimalai, Sennimalai, Shivanmalai, Shyamalai, Siddharmalai, Svamimalai, Thanthondrimalai, Tiruvannamalai.
Full-text (+2): Malati, Vira-mala, Dipamala, Balai, Mallai, Malaki, Malayi, Malai-y-atti, Malai-kongi, Malai-valai, Malai-k-koyya, Malaya, Rishava, Svarupa, Shri-malaya, Parvatha Malai, Vakanar, Thevaram, Velliangiri, Yalpana.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Chronology of the Āḻvārs < [Chapter XVII - The Āḻvārs]
Part 5 - The Influence of the Āḻvārs on the followers of Rāmānuja < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 1 - The Aḻagiyas from Nāthamuni to Rāmānuja < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
'The Heroic Mother' < [December 1938]
Jewish Vision in “More Die of Heartbreak” < [January – March, 1993]
Tagore’s ‘Chitra’-An Appreciation < [January – March, 1980]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Narttamalai < [Chapter XVI - Temples of Rajendra III’s Time]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 12: Manakanchara (Manakkancarar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 5: Meiporul (Meypporul) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Chapter 2.3 - Partha-anugraha-murti (depiction of the story of Arjuna) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)