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


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India history and geogprahy

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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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.

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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