Mallinatha, Mallinātha, Malli-natha, Mallīnātha: 13 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ).—A reputed commentator on many classical poetic and dramatic works, who flourished in the fourteenth century. He was a scholar of Grammar and is believed to have written a commentary on the Śabdenduśekhara and another named न्यासोद्योत (nyāsodyota) on the न्यास (nyāsa) of जिनेन्द्रबुद्धि (jinendrabuddhi).
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
General definition (in Jainism)
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) is another name for Malli, the nineteenth Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). 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.
Mallinātha’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: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) refers to the nineteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—The Jaina books point out to us the emblem of a water-jar distinguishing Mallinātha sharply from his predecessors as well as his successors. His special attendant goblins or technically Śāsana-devatās are known as Kubera and Dharaṇapriyā (Digambara: Aparājitā). Rājā Suluma stands by his side as a Chowri-beaver. The Kevala tree in his case goes by the name of Aśoka.
His father was the king of Mithila in Vaṅga (Bengal) and belonged to the Ikṣvāku race. His name was Kumbha and his queen was called Prajāvatī. According lo the Śvetāmbara sect, Mallinātha was a woman. [...] The Jina acquired the name of Malli as his mother longed for fragrant Malli (a kind of Jasmine) flowers while bearing him in the womb. The emblem of a water-jar either symbolises the ninth dream of the Jina mother or one of the Aṣṭamaṅgalas or eight auspicious things.Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) or Malli refers to the nineteenth of the twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras praised in the first book (ādīśvara-caritra) [chapter 1] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Mallinātha is the son of king Kumbha and Prabhāvatī, according to chapter 6.6:—“[...] After this ardent hymn of praise to the nineteenth Arhat, Śakra took her to Mithilā and laid her down near her mother. Because her mother had a pregnancy-whim to sleep on garlands, while she was still in embryo, the king gave her the name Malli. Tended daily by five nurses appointed by Indra, she gradually grew up like a flower”.Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
1) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) or Mallināthasaṃbandha refers to one of the 157 stories embedded in the Kathāmahodadhi by Somacandra (narrating stories from Jain literature, based on the Karpūraprakara), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Kathāmahodadhi represents a repository of 157 stories [e.g., Mallinātha-saṃbandha] written in prose Sanskrit, although each of them is preceded by a verse. Together, they stage a large number of Jain characters (including early teachers). [...]
2) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) or Mallināthagīta refers to one of the twenty-four songs (gīta) embedded in the Caturviṃśatijinagīta by Jinarāja (dealing with classical hymns and stotras from Jain literature).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) or Mallīnātha (मल्लीनाथ).—Name of a celebrated commentator who probably lived in the fourteenth or fifteenth century; (he has written commentaries on raghuvaṃśa, kumārasaṃbhava, meghadūta, kirātārjunīya, naiṣadhacarita, and śiśupālavadha).
Derivable forms: mallināthaḥ (मल्लिनाथः), mallīnāthaḥ (मल्लीनाथः).
Mallinātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms malli and nātha (नाथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) Name of a celebrated commentator who lived at the beginning of the fifth century.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ).—[masculine] [Name] of an author.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kalpataru med. Vaidyaratnamālā.
2) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ):—(?):
—[commentary] on Śabdenduśekhara and Laghuśabdenduśekhara. Oudh. Iv, 11.
3) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ):—son of Seṅganātha: Vaidyakalpataru (Kalpataru).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ):—[=malli-nātha] [from malli > mall] m. Name of a poet and celebrated commentator (also called Kolācala or Peḍḍa Bhaṭṭa, father of Kumāra-svāmin and Viśveśvara; he lived probably in the 14th or 15th century and wrote commentaries on the Raghuvaṃśa, Kumāra-sambhava, Megha-dūta, Śiśupālavadha, Kirātārjunīya, Bhaṭṭi-kāvya, Naiṣadīya etc.)
2) [v.s. ...] of two authors on medicine and grammar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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.
Mallinātha (ಮಲ್ಲಿನಾಥ):—[noun] (jain.) name of a spiritual teacher.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Natha, Malli.
Starts with: Mallinatha bhatta, Mallinathacaritra, Mallinathagita, Mallinathasambandha, Mallinathastavana.
Ends with: Kolacala mallinatha.
Full-text (+444): Nyasoddyota, Hayalilavati, Mallinathacaritra, Ghantapatha, Brahmanatva, Ratnaprakasha, Nairgandhya, Kautilya, Nicula, Kumarasambhava, Pramadika, Malinatha, Pradyota, Karnodaya, Shabdashlesha, Raghuvamsha, Snigdhakanda, Kokkvoka, Peddabhatta, Maghavyakhya.
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Shishupala-vadha (Study) (by Shila Chakraborty)
Knowledge of Music in the Śiśupālavadha < [Introduction]
Knowledge of Zoology and Animals in the Śiśupālavadha < [Introduction]
Ṣāḍguṇya in the Śiśupālavadha < [Chapter 3 - Six fold policies of a king (Ṣāḍguṇya)]
Jain Remains of Ancient Bengal (by Shubha Majumder)
Images of Tīrthaṅkara Mallinātha < [Chapter 6 - Iconographic Study of Jaina Sculptural Remains]
Jain images from Ancient Bengal (Introduction) < [Chapter 6 - Iconographic Study of Jaina Sculptural Remains]
The twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras and their Yakṣas and Yakṣiṇīs < [Chapter 6 - Iconographic Study of Jaina Sculptural Remains]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.5 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Trees and Plants < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Naishadha-charita of Shriharsha (by Krishna Kanta Handiqui)
Introduction to Mallinātha’s commentary < [Introduction]
The Commentaries and the Text of the Naiṣadha < [Introduction]
Introduction to Nārāyaṇa’s commentary < [Introduction]
The Time Factor in Meghasandesa < [January 1967]
The Time Factor in Meghasandesa < [January 1967]
Was there a Western Ocean in North India < [October – December, 2000]
Temples of Munnur (Historical Study) (by R. Muthuraman)
Gajapathis of Kalinga < [Chapter 1]
Gajapatis of Kalinga < [Chapter 1]