Mandarava, Mandārava, Māndārava: 6 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mandarava in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mandārava, (cp. Sk. mandāra) the coral tree, Erythrina fulgens (considered also as one of the 5 celestial trees). The blossoms mentioned D. II, 137 fall from the next world.—D. II, 137; Vv 222 (cp. VvA. 111); J. I, 13, 39; Miln. 13, 18 (dibbāni m. -pupphāni abhippavassiṃsu). (Page 523)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mandarava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mandārava (मन्दारव).—The coral tree; see मन्दार (mandāra).

Derivable forms: mandāravaḥ (मन्दारवः).

See also (synonyms): mandāraka, mandāru.

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Māndārava (मान्दारव).—A kind of tree.

Derivable forms: māndāravaḥ (मान्दारवः).

See also (synonyms): māndāra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Maṇḍarava (मण्डरव).—nt. (for mandārava, māndā°), a heavenly flower: °vāṇi mahāmaṇḍaravāṇi (no v.l.) Mahāvastu ii.160.12.

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Mandārava (मन्दारव).—m. and nt. (= Pali id.; compare Sanskrit mandāra; = the much commoner [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] māndārava; also māndāra, °raka; once maṇḍarava; there are also parallel forms with mahā- compounded with each of these, but only in association with the form without mahā-), applied (in composition or as adj.) to a heavenly tree, or rather usually to its flowers, which are often ‘rained’ down on earth as celestial salutation to a Buddha or Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 6202 (mahā-ma° 6203); °vaiḥ puṣpair Divyāvadāna 220.26; otherwise mand° with short a noted only in Mahāvastu, i.147.13; 200.11; 219.6 = ii.21.8; ii.17.10; 19.3; 33.19; 39.9; 299.5; 303.7; followed by mahā-ma° i.230.15; iii.94.20 (mahā° 22).

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Māndārava (मान्दारव).—m. or nt. (= mandārava, q.v., and other varr., see prec. two; most commonly as adjectival [Page430-a+ 71] epithet of puṣpa or kusuma, but also sometimes alone): Lalitavistara 45.8; 253.21; 296.21 (verse, read °vāṃ, acc. pl., with all mss.); Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 159.3; Mahāvastu i.214.11; 216.6; ii.286.13; 393.19; Divyāvadāna 554.14; Gaṇḍavyūha 118.23; Sukhāvatīvyūha 94.12; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 102.3; 150.9; (Kāraṇḍavvūha 79.1, see s.v. māndāra;) followed by mahā- mā°, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 5.11; 20.1; 69.9—10; 240.1—2; Lalitavistara 10.21; Mahāvastu i.266.18; ii.286.15—16; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 111.17; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 196.5 (mahā-mā° 7, but here best ms. °māndāra).

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

1) Mandārava (मन्दारव):—[from mad] ([Lalita-vistara]) m. the coral tree.

2) Māndārava (मान्दारव):—[from mānda] m. a [particular] mystical flower, [Buddhist literature] (cf. mandāra).

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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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