Malli, aka: Mallī; 7 Definition(s)
Malli means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Mallī (मल्ली) is another name for Mallikā (Jasminum sambac “Sambac jasmine”), from the Oleaceae family of flowering plants. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Carakasaṃhitā.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Malla woman. Vin.ii.268.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
General definition (in Jainism)
Malli (मल्लि):—The nineteenth Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). He is also known as Mallinātha. Her colour is blue (nīla), according to Aparājitapṛcchā (221.5-7). Her height is 25 dhanuṣa (a single dhanuṣa (or, ‘bow’) equals 6 ft), thus, roughly corresponding to 46 meters. Her emblem, or symbol, is a Kalaśa.
Malli’s father is Kumbha and her mother is Prabhāvatī. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Malli (मल्लि) or Nāga refers to the tree associated with Suvidhinātha: the ninth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas.—Suvidhinātha has two names given to him, another being Puṣpadanta. There is a dispute over his emblem. Some say, it is a dolphin (Makara); others declare it is a crab. His Yakṣa and Yakṣiṇī are named Ajita and Sutārī Devī (Digambara: Mahākalī) respectively. The chowri-bearer has the name of Maghavatarāja. The religious tree under which he attained the Kevala knowledge is the Nāga according to some authorities, Malli according to other authorities.Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geogprahy
1) Malli (“jasmine”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Malli).
2) Malli or Mallela is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Madigas (the great leather-working caste of the Telugu country). The Madiga people sometimes call themselves Jambavas, and claim to be descended from Jambu or Adi Jambuvadu, who is perhaps the Jambuvan of the Ramayana.Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Malli (मल्लि) or Mallī (मल्ली).—f. [mall-in vā ṅīp] A kind of jasmine; किं मल्लीमुकुलैः स्मितं विकसितं किं मालतीकुड्मलैः (kiṃ mallīmukulaiḥ smitaṃ vikasitaṃ kiṃ mālatīkuḍmalaiḥ) Rājendrakarṇapūra. -m. A Jain saint.
Derivable forms: malliḥ (मल्लिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-lliḥ) 1. Having, holding. 2. One of the Jinas or Jaina saints, the 19th of the present era. f. (-lliḥ-llī) Arabian jasmine, (Jasminum zambac.) E. mall to hold, Unadi aff. in and ṅīṣ optionally added for the fem.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Malli, Mallī; (plurals include: Mallis, Mallīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 13: The device of the statue < [Chapter VI - Śrī Mallināthacaritra]
Part 11: Reincarnation of Vaiśravaṇa (fifth of Malli’s six former friends) < [Chapter VI - Śrī Mallināthacaritra]
Part 14: Founding of Malli’s congregation < [Chapter VI - Śrī Mallināthacaritra]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.d - Two sects of Jainism (Śvetāmbara and Digambara) < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter I.c - The lives of the Tīrthaṅkaras < [Chapter I - Introduction]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 21 - Mallideva IV < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 3 - Lokhabhupala and Bhima III (A.D. 1150-1178) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 7 - Flora and fauna (found in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita) < [Chapter IV - Socio-cultural study of the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]