Mandalaka, aka: Mandālaka, Maṇḍalaka; 5 Definition(s)

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Mandalaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Mandalaka in Itihasa glossaries]

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.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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India history and geogprahy

[Mandalaka in India history glossaries]

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.

(Source): Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Mandalaka in Pali glossaries]

Mandālaka, (etym. ?) a water-plant (kind of lotus) J. IV, 539; VI, 47, 279, 564. (Page 523)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Mandalaka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Maṇḍalaka (मण्डलक).—

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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