Mandali, Maṇḍalī, Maṇḍali: 6 definitions


Mandali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: A Case of Contact with Spider Venom

Maṇḍali is a kind of venomous snake. Its venom is mainly regarded to cause pitta-disorders in the traditional medical texts. For the symptoms caused by maṇḍali snake-bite, see Carakasaṃhitā Cikitsāsthāna 23.124, 128; Suśrutasaṃhitā Kalpasthāna 4.37, 39, 5.7; Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā Uttarasthāna 36.23-24 = Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha Uttarasthāna 41.65-66; the Jyotsnikā and the Maṇḍalicikitsā.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Maṇḍali (मण्डलि) refers to “viperine snakes” (having 16 varietes), according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—Snakes are divided into four categories. The Mūrkha family (hooded) with 26 varieties, Maṇḍali (viperine) family with 16 varieties, Rājila (Krait) with 13 varieties and Ventira (cross breeds) with 21 types. Snakes are again divided into 4 kulas (families). The specific distinguishing features, diet, place of dwelling, time of travel, direction of vision of each family are explained in detail.

The third chapter covers maṇḍali (viperine) snake treatment. Vegānusāra-cikitsā (stage wise treatment), specific symptoms and treatment of 16 types of maṇḍali snakes are explained here. E.g.: In rakta-maṇḍali bite, bleeding from nose and mouth, foul smell, deep enmity, hatred, fainting etc. will be seen. [...] Management of complications in maṇḍali-viṣa also has been explained.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

maṇḍalī : (adj.) having a disk; circular.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maṇḍalī (मंडली).—f (S) An assembly, a company, a congregated or a corporate body. 2 A many-legged worm that, on being touched, coils itself into a maṇḍala.

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maṇḍāḷī (मंडाळी).—f (maṇḍalī S) A many-legged worm which, on being touched, coils itself into a ring.

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māndaḷī (मांदळी).—f (maṇḍala S) The tamborine called ḍapha or the frame of it.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

maṇḍalī (मंडली) [-ḷī, -ळी].—f An assembly.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Maṇḍalī (मण्डली):—[from maṇḍala] a f. Panicum Dactylon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Cocculus Cordifolius, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) [from maṇḍala] b in [compound] for maṇḍala.

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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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