Wisdom Library Logo

Mandalapuja, aka: Maṇḍalapūjā, Mandala-puja; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mandalapuja means something in 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 Hinduism

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Maṇḍalapūjā (मण्डलपूजा, “mandala-worship”).—Each maṇḍala has its own principal deity and attendant deities directly or indirectely related to the five gross elements. So the rituals which involve maṇḍala-pūjā are highly efficacious in energizing and sanctifying the environment conditions by the gross elements. Because of such importance, the Śaivāgamas have specifically set forth the details of maṇḍala-worship in connection worth monthly festival.

In the month of meṣa (Aprill-May), sarvatabhadra-maṇḍala should be worshipped.
In the month of bṛṣabha (May-June), svastika-maṇḍala.
In the month of mithuna (June-July), navanābha-maṛḍala.
In the month of karkaṭa (July-August), sarvatobhadra-mandala.
In the month of siṃha (August-September), svāyambhuva-maṇḍala.
In the month of kanyā (Setember-October), subhadrā-mandala.
In the month of tulā (October-November), gaurīlatā-maṇḍala.
In the month of vṛṣcika (November-December), sarvatobhadra-maṇḍala.
In the month of dhanu (December-January), svastika-maṇḍala.
In the month of makara (January-February), umākānta-maṇḍala.
In the month of kumbha (February-March), padma-maṇḍala.
In the month of mīna (Maarch-April), svastika-maṇḍala.

Apart from these, there are numerous maṇḍalas such as anata vijaya ṭaṅka, prākāra, latāliṅga, etc.

Source: IGNCA: Āgamic Treatment Of Mahābhūtas In Relation To Maṇḍalas And ArtsŚaivism book cover
context information

Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

Relevant definitions

Search found 558 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Mandala
maṇḍala (मंडल).—n (S) A circle; a ring; an orbit; the sensible horizon; a circumference in gene...
Puja
While we are doing pūjā, we remember the virtues of Supreme Souls. We recite their virtues and ...
Vastumandala
Vāstumaṇḍala (वास्तुमण्डल):—After the selection of the land for house building the plo...
Suryamandala
sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमंडल).—n (S) The region of the sun; the region supposed to exist around the ...
Avaranapuja
āvaraṇapūjā (आवरणपूजा).—f (S) Worship of the āvaraṇa- dēvatā (encircling court of deities), and...
Bhamandala
Bhāmaṇḍala (भामण्डल).—In place of the radiant aura behind the head (bhāmaṇḍala) the Digambara t...
Vallimandala
Vallimaṇḍala (वल्लिमण्डल).—A type of sopāna, or, ‘staircase’ of a temple.—Vallim...
Shankhamandala
Śaṅkhamaṇḍala (शङ्खमण्डल).—A type of sopāna, or, ‘staircase’ of a temple.—Śaṅkha...
Puja Parivena
Pūjā, (f.) (fr. pūj, see pūjeti) honour, worship, devotional attention A. I, 93 (āmisa°, dhamma...
Vyasapuja
Vyasa Puja is a ceremony observed on the full-moon day in the month of Ashada called in Tamil A...
Adimandala
Ādimaṇḍala (आदिमण्डल):—One of the four maṇḍalas that make up the Khecarīcakra, accordi...
Vahnimandala
Somamaṇḍala (वह्निमण्डल):—One of the four maṇḍalas that make up the Khecarīcakra, acco...
Maheshvarapuja
Maheśvarapūjā (महेश्वरपूजा).—According the Tirumandiram, the act of feeding devotees of Śiva is...
Sahassa-mandala
sahassa-maṇḍala : (adj.) having a thousand orbs.
Gatimandala
Gatimaṇḍala (गतिमण्डल).—One of the 32 aṅgahāras (major dance movement) mentioned in th...

Relevant text

Search found books containing Mandalapuja, Maṇḍalapūjā or Mandala-puja. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.