Mandita, Maṇḍita, Maṇḍitā: 8 definitions

Introduction

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Mandita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Maṇḍitā (मण्डिता) refers to “same use as maṇḍa §§ 3.19; 4.14, 18, 20.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Maṇḍita (मण्डित) is the name of the sixth gaṇadhara (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.—Maṇḍita was a Brahmin of the Vaśiṣṭha-gotra and a resident of the Maurya province. His father’s name was Dhanadeva and his mother’s name was Vijayādevī. Obtaining clarifications for his doubt regarding the relationship between the soul and the world, impressed, he along with his 350 students took initiation. He was 53 years old at that time. After observing the mendicant's vows for 14 years, he attained pure knowledge at the age of 67 and after being a kevalī for 16 years, observing a fast, he attained liberation at the Guṇaśīla-caitya during the lifetime of the Lord at the age of 83 years.

All these gaṇadharas (for example, Maṇḍita) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

maṇḍita : (pp. of maṇḍeti) adorned; decorated.

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

Maṇḍita, (pp. of maṇḍeti) adorned, embellished, dressed up Sdhp. 244, 540. In cpd. °pasādhita beautifully adorned at J. I, 489; II, 48; VI, 219.—Cp. abhi°. (Page 517)

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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

maṇḍita (मंडित).—p (S) Ornamented or decorated. 2 fig. Adorned, graced, beautified. Ex. śānti kṣamā dayā viśēṣa || tēṇēṃ maṇḍita satpurūṣa ||.

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

maṇḍita (मंडित).—p Ornamented, adorned.

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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

Maṇḍita (मण्डित).—p. p. Adorned, decorated; मणिमयमकरमनोहरकुण्डलमण्डितगण्डमुदारम् (maṇimayamakaramanoharakuṇḍalamaṇḍitagaṇḍamudāram) Gīt.; स्वयं च मण्डिता नित्यं परिमृष्टपरिच्छदा (svayaṃ ca maṇḍitā nityaṃ parimṛṣṭaparicchadā) Bhāg.7.11.26.

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Maṇḍita (मण्डित).—Name of one of the Gaṇādhipas of the Jains.

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

Maṇḍita (मण्डित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Ornamented, adorned. m.

(-taḥ) One of the eleven persons called Ganadhipas by the Jainas. E. maḍi to adorn, aff. kta .

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

1) Maṇḍita (मण्डित):—[from maṇḍ] mfn. adorned, decorated, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. (with Jainas) Name of one of the 11 Gaṇādhipas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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