Manasavega, Mānasavega, Mānasavegā: 6 definitions


Manasavega means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Manasavega in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Mānasavega (मानसवेग) is the name of a Vidyādhara lord according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 34. Accordingly, as he spoke to Kaliṅgasenā: “I am a king, a lord of the Vidyādharas named Mānasavega, and you [Kaliṅgasenā] are a heavenly nymph named Surabhidattā, who by a curse have fallen down to earth, and this your daughter [Madanamañcukā] is of heavenly origin; this is known to me well. So give me this daughter of yours in marriage, for the connection is a suitable one”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mānasavega, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Manasavega in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Mānasavegā (मानसवेगा) is the wife of Vidhyādhara-king Vidyudratha from Alakā, according to chapter 5.4 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Megharatha related:—“In this Jambūdvīpa in Bharata in the northern row on Vaitāḍhya there is a fine city Alakā. A Vidhyādhara-king, Vidyudratha, and his agreeable wife, Mānasavegā, lived there. He had a son by her, the tree of whose arm was blooming with power, named Siṃharatha, because of a dream of a chariot with lions for steeds. He married a maiden, Vegavatī, belonging to an eminent family, suitable to himself, like the Moon marrying Rohiṇī. King Vidyudratha made him yuvarāj. For that is a suitable thing for kings to do when the son has reached military age. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manasavega in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mānasavega (मानसवेग):—[=mānasa-vega] [from mānasa] mfn. swift as thought, [Kādambarī]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Manasavega in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manasavega in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mānasavēga (ಮಾನಸವೇಗ):—

1) [noun] the speed of thought; a very high speed.

2) [noun] a man accomplished with the superhuman power of travelling is a very speed.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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