Mandalika, aka: Māṇḍalika, Maṇḍalikā, Maṇḍalīka; 6 Definition(s)


Mandalika 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[Mandalika in Arthashastra glossaries]

Māṇḍalika refers to the title of a ruler of a territyory.—The Āndhra māṇḍala political situation thus outlined gave rise to the māṇḍalika setup of administration. The epigraphs of the period refer to the māṇḍalika, sāmanta, mahāsāmanta and mahāmaṇḍaleśvara. The term māṇḍalika is found only with reference to the Hecerla family who were ruling over Sabbi-nāḍu the home province of the Kākatīyas. The term māṇḍalika, in contradistination to the sāmanta, mahāsāmanta is higher in status.

(Source): Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Mandalika in Pali glossaries]

maṇḍalika : (adj.) belonging to a circle or a small country.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Maṇḍalika, (adj. -n.) (fr. maṇḍala, cp. maṇḍalaka-rājā “the king of a small country” Mvyut 94) a district officer, king’s deputy Vin. III, 47 f. maṇḍalikā=maṇḍala 4, i.e. circus, ring, round, in assa° race court Vin. III, 6. (Page 517)

(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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Mandalika in Marathi glossaries]

māṇḍalika (मांडलिक).—m S A prince ruling over a maṇḍala or circumscribed region; as contrad. from sārvabhauma Sovereign paramount; a Raja or ordinary potentate in general.

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māṇḍaḷīka (मांडळीक).—m (Poetry.) See māṇḍalika.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

māṇḍalika (मांडलिक).—m A prince ruling over a circum- scribed region.

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

[Mandalika in Sanskrit glossaries]

Maṇḍalikā (मण्डलिका).—a group, troop, band, crowd.

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Maṇḍalīka (मण्डलीक).—A tributary king; तेजो निजं मुकुलयन्ति च मण्डलीकाः (tejo nijaṃ mukulayanti ca maṇḍalīkāḥ) Kīr. K.2.111.

Derivable forms: maṇḍalīkaḥ (मण्डलीकः).

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Māṇḍalika (माण्डलिक).—a. (- f.) Relating to, or ruling a province.

-kaḥ 1 The ruler of a province.

2) A sovereign with an annual income between 3 to 1 lacs of rupees; सामन्तः स नृपः प्रोक्तो यावल्लक्षत्रयावधि । तदूर्ध्वं दशलक्षान्तो नृपो माण्डलिकः स्मृतः (sāmantaḥ sa nṛpaḥ prokto yāvallakṣatrayāvadhi | tadūrdhvaṃ daśalakṣānto nṛpo māṇḍalikaḥ smṛtaḥ) || Śukra.1.183.

(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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