Mandana, Maṇḍana, Mamdana: 16 definitions



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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Maṇḍana (मण्डन) is the name of the seventh Baladeva according to Śvetāmbara sources, while Digambara has Nandīmitra as the seventh Baladeva. Jain legends describe nine such Baladevas (“gentle heroes”) usually appearing together with their “violent” twin-brothers known as the Vāsudevas. The legends of these twin-heroes usually involve their antagonistic counterpart known as the Prativāsudevas (anti-heroes).

The mother of Maṇḍana is known by the name Jayantī according to the Samavāyāṅga-sūtra, and their stories are related in texts such as the Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacarita (“the lives of the sixty-three illustrious persons”), a twelfth-century Śvetāmbara work by Hemacandra.

The nine Baladevas (such as Maṇḍana) are also known as Balabhadra and are further described in various Jain sources, such as the Bhagavatīsūtra and Jambūdvīpaprajñapti in Śvetāmbara, or the Tiloyapaṇṇatti and Ādipurāṇa in the Digambara tradition. The appearance of a Baladeva is described as follows: their body is of a white complexion, they wear a blue-black robe, and the mark of the palm-tree (tāla) is seen on their banners.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

maṇḍana : (nt.) adornment; decoration.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Maṇḍana, (nt.) (fr. maṇḍ) ornament, adornment, finery D. I, 5, 7; J. VI, 64; Pug. 21, 58; Vbh. 351; VbhA. 477; Dhtm 13. See under mada.

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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

maṇḍaṇa (मंडण).—n W An assembly of people, a multitude.

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maṇḍana (मंडन).—n (S) corruptly maṇḍaṇa n Ornament or decoration: also the adorning material; jewels, trinkets &c. 2 Adorning, dressing out, bedecking. 3 In disputation; as opp. to khaṇḍana. Establishing, proving, maintaining (of a position). 4 A festive occasion in general. 5 (For mēghamaṇḍana) Overspreading (of clouds); canopy. v ghāla.

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maṇḍāṇa (मंडाण) [or न, na].—n (maṇḍana S for mēghamaṇḍana) Overspreading of clouds. v ghāla. Ex. pāvasānēṃ maṃ0 ghātalēṃ. 2 (fig. of maṇḍana Adorning.) Ornament or grace of. Ex. gharācēṃ maṃ0 bāyakōca. Also in Hindee kulakau dīpaka putra || mukhakau dīpaka pāna || gharakau dīpaka istirī || dhaḍakau dīpaka prāṇa ||.

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māndaṇa (मांदण).—n f A broad-mouthed vessel, generally earthen, and to hold water, to receive the expressed juice of the sugarcane, to contain fire &c. &c.

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māndāṇa (मांदाण).—n f Commonly māndaṇa.

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

maṇḍana (मंडन).—n Ornament. Dressing out Proving.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇḍana (मण्डन).—a. [maṇḍayati maṇḍ-lyu lyuṭ vā]

1) Adorning, decorating.

2) Fond of ornaments.

-nam The act of decorating or ornamenting, adorning; मामक्षमं मण्डनकालहानेः (māmakṣamaṃ maṇḍanakālahāneḥ) R.13.16; मण्डनविधिः (maṇḍanavidhiḥ) Ś.6.5.

2) An ornament, decoration, embellishment; सा मण्डनान्मण्डनमन्वभुङ्क्त (sā maṇḍanānmaṇḍanamanvabhuṅkta) Ku.7.5; Ki.8.4; R.8.71; स्वाङ्गैरेव विभूषितासि वहसि क्लेशाय किं मण्डनम् (svāṅgaireva vibhūṣitāsi vahasi kleśāya kiṃ maṇḍanam) Nāg.3.6. Also मण्डना (maṇḍanā).

-naḥ (or [maṇḍanamiśraḥ]) Name of a philosopher who is said to have been defeated in controversy by Śaṅkarāchārya; शिष्यप्रशिष्यैरुपगीयमानमवेहि तन्मण्डनमिश्रधाम (śiṣyapraśiṣyairupagīyamānamavehi tanmaṇḍanamiśradhāma) Śaṅkaradigvijayam.

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Mandana (मन्दन).—

1) Praise, eulogium.

2) Chatter of husband and wife (variant of manmanaḥ); L. D. B.

Derivable forms: mandanam (मन्दनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maṇḍana (मण्डन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Adorning, dressing, decorating, fond of or putting on ornaments. n.

(-naṃ) Ornament, decoration, jewels, trinkets, &c. m.

(-naḥ) Name of a philosopher, a contemporary and opponent of Sankaracharjya. E. maḍi to adorn, aff. lyuṭ .

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Mandana (मन्दन).—n.

(-naṃ) Praise, eulogium. E. madi to be pleased, (by) Unadi aff. kyu .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maṇḍana (मण्डन).—[maṇḍ + ana], n. 1. Dressing, [Pañcatantra] 116, 21 (of the idols). 2. Ornament, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 157.

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Mandana (मन्दन).—[mand + ana], n. Praise.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maṇḍana (मण्डन).—[neuter] adorning (also adj.), ornament.

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Mandana (मन्दन).—[adjective] merry, gay.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Maṇḍana (मण्डन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—and maṇḍanasūtradhāra See Sūtradhāramaṇḍana.

2) Maṇḍana (मण्डन):—son of Śrīgarbha, contemporary of Maṅkha. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 53.

3) Maṇḍana (मण्डन):—(Mantrimaṇḍana) father of Ananta (Kāmasamūha 1457). Io. 396.

4) Maṇḍana (मण्डन):—Maṇḍanakārikā Āpast. Quoted by Yājñikadeva on Kātyāyanaśrautasūtra.

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

1) Maṇḍana (मण्डन):—[from maṇḍ] mfn. adorning, being an ornament to ([genitive case]), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of various authors and other men (also with kavi, bhaṭṭa, miśra etc.), [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) adorning, ornament, decoration, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

4) Mandana (मन्दन):—[from mand] a mf(ā)n. gay, cheerful, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] = mandra, [Nirukta, by Yāska vi, 23]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a pupil of Śaṃkarācārya (also -miśra), [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. maṇḍana)

7) [v.s. ...] n. (with a sect of Pāśupatas) Name of a [particular] limping gait, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

8) [v.s. ...] praise, eulogium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) b mandayu etc. See p. 787, col. 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Maṇḍana (मण्डन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Ornaments. a. Adorning.

2) Mandana (मन्दन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Praise, eulogium.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Maṇḍana (मण्डन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Maṃḍaṇa, Maṃḍāvaṇa.

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Maṃḍaṇa (मंडण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Maṇḍana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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