Mallikarjuna, aka: Mallikārjuna; 8 Definition(s)


Mallikarjuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Mallikārjuna (मल्लिकार्जुन).—In the elevation, Mallikārjuna temple possesses an adhiṣṭhāna, bhitti, prastara and śikhara. The temple is built out of stone except for the śikhara, which is replaced now. The adhiṣṭhāna is sub-merged in the modern flooring of the courtyard as a result of renovations. On the outer wall, to the left of the garbhagṛha, koṣṭas housing the images of Brahmā and Durga are noticed. The height of these images is about one foot tall. They have an archaic look, but they are highly eroded. The Durga image in this kosta, resembles the one found in the gūḍhamaṇḍapa of the Kamakshi-Amman temple.

(Source): Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

Vaiṣṇavism (Vaiṣṇava dharma)

Mallikārjuna (मल्लिकार्जुन).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.15, “Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then went to Mallikārjuna-tīrtha and saw the deity of Lord Śiva there. He also induced all the people to chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra”. Mallikārjuna is also known as Śrī Saila. It is situated about seventy miles south of Karṇula on the right bank of the Kṛṣṇā River. There are great walls all around the village, and within the walls resides the deity known as Mallikārjuna. It is a deity of Lord Śiva and is one of the Jyotirliṅgas.

(Source): Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
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Vaiṣṇava (वैष्णव, vaishnava) or Vaiṣṇavism (vaishnavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Viṣṇu as the supreme Lord. Similair to the Śāktism and Śaivism traditions, Vaiṣṇavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the daśāvatāra (‘ten avatars of Viṣṇu’).

India history and geogprahy

Mallikarjun is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Mallikarjun.—Shri-Shailam, on the south bank of the Krishna, 70 miles below Karnul. In the centre of the enclosure is the temple of Mallikarjun Shiva, the chief deity worshipped here, and considered as one of the jyotir-lingas. (Kurnool Manual, 181-183, 144). There is another and much less famous temple to Mallikarjun at Bezvada on the Krishna river.

(Source): Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Mallikārjuna (मल्लिकार्जुन) is the name of a shrine built by Trailokyamahādevī and Lokamahādevī, both queens of Vikramāditya and belonging to the Haihaya family. The shrine was previously known as Trailokyeśvara. Vikramāditya II was the son of Vijayaditya, son of Vinayaditya, son of Vikramāditya I.

Mallikārjuna is one of the eight temples located in a space to the north of the village Paṭṭadakal, arrayed in a rectangle of about 180 x 140 m on the western bank of the river.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal

Mallikārjuna (fl. 1154 A.D.) is the name of a king from the Śilāhāra dynasty, according to the “British museum stone inscription of the reign of Haripāladeva”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Mallikārjuna) was apparently found somewhere is North Koṅkaṇ and is now deposited in the British Museum, London. It records that some miscreants did damage to the channel (nāḍa) near a well belonging to the residents of the village Turubhāmra and dedicated to the god Agnihotra. It is dated in Śaka 1076, the cyclic year Bhāva and the full-moon tithi of Māgha.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Mallikārjuna (मल्लिकार्जुन) is the name of a Telugu poet active during the reign of  Gaṇapatideva-mahārāja (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) The political unity, the economic prosperity and growth of Telugu literature created and promoted national consciousness among the Āndhras which found its echos in the literary compositions of this period.

(Source): Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

mallikārjuna (मल्लिकार्जुन).—m S One of the twelve lingams of Shiva. See bārā jyōtiliṅga.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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