Mallayuddha, aka: Malla-yuddha; 5 Definition(s)


Mallayuddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध, “wrestling”) was accorded the status of a respectable sport, pastime and method of warfare with a set of rules prescribed by the Mallas, a warrior clan mentioned in the Mahābhārata and the Buddhist texts. Mallayuddha enjoyed royal patronage and was one of the sixty-four arts that all could learn. So popular was wrestling that a treatise, Mallapurāṇa, which was probably composed in Gujarat, listed various types and techniques of wrestling, besides giving detailed information on the arena, rules of engagement or the wrestlers’ diet and training regime.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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mallayuddha : (nt.) wrestling contest.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—n (S) Athletic contests. Ex. rathākhālī utarūna || ma0 ārambhilēṃ ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—n Athletic contests.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Mallayuddha (मल्लयुद्ध).—a wrestling or boxing match, pugilistic encounter.

Derivable forms: mallayuddham (मल्लयुद्धम्).

Mallayuddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms malla and yuddha (युद्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Malla (मल्ल).—mfn. (-llaḥ-llā-llaṃ) 1. Strong, stout, athletic, robust. 2. Best, excellent m. (...
Yuddha (युद्ध).—n. (-ddhaṃ) 1. War, battle, contest. 2. Conflict of the planets, (in astronomy....
Mallārī (मल्लारी).—f. (-rī) One the of Raginis or divisions of the musical mode Megha.
Bāhuyuddha (बाहुयुद्ध).—n. (-ddhaṃ) Close fight, personal struggle, boxing, wrestling. E. bāhu ...
Yuddhavīra (युद्धवीर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. A warrior. 2. A warlike hero in a poem. 3. The sentiment of...
Mallabhū (मल्लभू).—f. (-bhūḥ) A palæstrum or arena, a place for athletic contests; it is also a...
Muṣṭiyuddha (मुष्टियुद्ध) refers to a traditional form of boxing, defined according to ancient ...
Mallakrīḍā (मल्लक्रीडा).—1) boxing or wrestling match. 2) athletic or gymnastic exercise. Malla...
Dvandvayuddha (द्वन्द्वयुद्ध).—a duel, a single combat.Derivable forms: dvandvayuddham (द्वन्द्...
Bhāratayuddha (भारतयुद्ध) is depicted as a sculpture on the fourteenth pillar of the southern h...
Vādayuddha (वादयुद्ध).—n. (-ddhaṃ) Controversy, dispute. E. vāda, and yuddha war.
Mallanāga (मल्लनाग).—m. (-gaḥ) 1. The elephant of Indra. 2. A name of the saint Vatsyayana. 3. ...
Śaramalla (शरमल्ल).—m. (-llaḥ) A small bird, considered as a variety of the Salica or Maina, (T...
Yuddhasāra (युद्धसार).—m. (-raḥ) A horse. E. yuddha war, sṛ to go, aff. ghañ .
Kāṣṭhamalla (काष्ठमल्ल).—m. (-llaḥ) A bier, a plank, &c. on which dead bodies are carried. ...

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