Manditaputra, Mandita-putra, Maṇḍitaputra: 4 definitions


Manditaputra means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Bhagavati Sutra

Manditaputra (मन्दितपुत्र) is the name of a monk asking questions to Mahāvīra in the Bhagavatīsūtra or Vyākhyāprajñapti book 3 chapter 3.—A discussion on activities which started with Monk Manditaputra [Maṇḍitaputra] in śataka 3 is resumed in śataka 5 uddeśakas 6 with Indrabhūti Gautama, this time discussing it threadbare from practical angle with reference to a buyer and a seller, an archer, fire-bodies, etc., ending with a discussion of prohibited acts.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manditaputra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maṇḍitaputra (मण्डितपुत्र):—[=maṇḍita-putra] [from maṇḍita > maṇḍ] m. = [preceding] m., [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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