Mandalaka, Mandālaka, Maṇḍalaka: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Maṇḍalaka (मण्डलक).—A serpent born of the family of Takṣaka. This was burnt to death in the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 8, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Maṇḍalaka (मण्डलक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.7, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Maṇḍalaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geogprahySource: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity
Maṇḍalaka (r. 69-71 CE) or Puttalka or Pulumāvi II is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (eg., Maṇḍalaka) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Maṇḍalaka was preceded by Hala and succeeded by Purindraṣeṇa.
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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Mandālaka, (etym. ?) a water-plant (kind of lotus) J. IV, 539; VI, 47, 279, 564. (Page 523)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A circle.
2) A disc.
3) A district, province.
4) A group, collection.
5) A circular array of troops.
6) White leprosy with round spots.
7) A mirror.
8) A kind of pose of an archer.
9) A circle with lines drawn for magical incantations.
-kaḥ A dog.
Derivable forms: maṇḍalakam (मण्डलकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Maṇḍalaka (मण्डलक).—(1) m. (adj.?), a kind of disease which destroys a family: °ko rogajāto yahiṃ kule nipatati, na kiṃci śeṣeti, sarvaṃ harati Mv i.253.4 (see adhivāsa, ārddha); (2) nt., acc. to Chin. a standard (either con- nected or not connected with that which stands on it), base for something: trapu-°kam Mvy 8954 (both Tibetan and Chin. render trapu as lead); Tibetan zha ñeḥi dbyar (probably read sbyar), with or without ḥdab (= ḥdabs, surface), which could mean (surface) attachment of lead (?); follows cakoraka, q.v.; the Tibetan (contrary to Chin.) could ap- parently mean a cover, just as well as a base, and our word seems likely to mean that in MSV ii.24.12 maṇḍala- kaṃ kṛtvā, putting a cover on (a box containing an infant); (3) = maṇḍala (1) m. (nt.?), a ‘circle’ (but in Kv actually square in shape, hence rather), piece of ground specially prepared in honor of a Buddha or saint (for him to sit on), or for the performance of a sacred rite: Bhagavato maṇḍalakam āmārjaya Divy 333.18; tayor dve te āsana- prajñaptī kṛtau(!) dvau maṇḍalakāv āmārjitau 345.22; (ye) 'valokiteśvarasya purataś caturasraṃ maṇḍalakaṃ kurvanti, te rājāno bhavanti Kv 49.2; agrato °kaṃ puṣpā- bhikīrṇaṃ kṛtvā praṇamya bodhicittam utpādya… Sādh 1.12, and so often in Sādh, as a place for a rite; in this sense AbhidhK. LaV—P. iv.94, 102, and (tri-)maṇḍala Bhīk 9a.4; (4) (= maṇḍala 2), one of the parts of the body which touch the ground in a reverential prostration: pañcamaṇḍalakena vandanaṃ kṛtvā Mvy 9278 = Tibetan yan lag lṅas…, with five limbs (Jä. arms, legs, and head; or more precisely knees, hands, and forehead?). [BR's maṇḍalaka-rājan, cited from Mvy, is replaced in both modern edd. by māṇḍalika-, which is Sanskrit; see s.v. maṇ- ḍalin.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) 1. An orb or disk. 2. A sort of leprosy, with large round spots. 3. A mirror. 4. A form of array, an army drawn up in a circle. 5. A circular figure or diagram. m.
(-kaḥ) A dog. E. kan added to the preceding.
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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