Mallinatha, Mallinātha, Malli-natha, Mallīnātha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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).

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: 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: 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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Mallinātha (मल्लिनाथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) Name of a celebrated commentator who lived at the beginning of the fifth century.

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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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