Maluka, aka: Malukā, Māluka, Malūka, Mālūka; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Maluka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Malukā (मलुका) refers to a kind of tree (vṛkṣa) commonly found in the forests (vaṇa) of ancient India, mentioned in the Jñātādharmakathāṅga-sūtra. Forests have been a significant part of the Indian economy since ancient days. They have been considered essential for economic development in as much as, besides bestowing many geographical advantages, they provide basic materials for building, furniture and various industries. The most important forest products are wood and timber which have been used by the mankind to fulfil his various needs—domestic, agricultural and industrial.

Different kinds of trees (eg., the Malukā tree) provided firewood and timber. The latter was used for furniture, building materials, enclosures, staircases, pillars, agricultural purposes, e. g. for making ploughs, transportation e. g. for making carts, chariots, boats, ships, and for various industrial needs. Vaṇa-kamma was an occupation dealing in wood and in various otherforest products. Iṅgāla-kamma was another occupation which was concerned with preparing charcoal from firewood.

Source: archive.org: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of maluka in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Maluka in Pali glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Māluka, (m. or f. ?) (of uncertain origin) a kind of vessel, only in camma° leather bag (?) J. VI, 431 (where v. l. reads camma-pasibbakāhi vālukādīhi), 432 (gloss c. ‹-› pasibbaka). (Page 531)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of maluka in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Malūka (मलूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A kind of worm. E. mala dirt, ūkan Unadi aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of maluka in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Camma
Camma, (nt.) (Vedic carman, cp. Lat. corium hide or leather, cortex bark, scortum hide; Ohg. he...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: