Mandalaka, aka: Mandālaka, Maṇḍalaka; 2 Definition(s)


Mandalaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism


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

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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