Mangalakalasha, Maṅgalakalaśa, Mangala-kalasha: 6 definitions


Mangalakalasha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Maṅgalakalaśa can be transliterated into English as Mangalakalasa or Mangalakalasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Mangalakalasha in Jainism glossary
Source: Tessitori Collection I

Maṃgalakalaśa (मंगलकलश) is the son of a merchant in Ujjayinī, according to the Maṃgalakalaśacaupaī by Kanakasoma (dealing with the lives of Jain teachers), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Maṃgalakalaśa-caupaī is  an eventful story: in exchange of promises and presents the young and beautiful Mangalakalaśa, son of a merchant in Ujjayinī, replaces the minister’s son, a leper, as the official husband of princess Trailokyasundarī of Campā. Before being sent away Maṅgalakalaśa utters enigmatic words relating to the water of Ujjayinī, thus giving a clue to his destination. When the leper is brought to her the princess refuses him and is disgraced by her father. She disguises as a man and goes to Ujjayinī. Maṅgalakalaśa is identified through various proofs and through the telling of his story which only the two youths know. They marry and get explanations about the ups and downs of their lives when a Jain monk comes to preach and narrates their previous birth. Maṅgalakalaśa who had become king, places his son on the throne and takes to religious life.

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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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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Mangalakalasha in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Maṅgala-kalasa.—(CII 4), an auspicious vase. Cf. nidrā-kalasa. Note: maṅgala-kalasa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maṅgalakalaśa (मङ्गलकलश).—a vessel used at festivals.

Derivable forms: maṅgalakalaśaḥ (मङ्गलकलशः).

Maṅgalakalaśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṅgala and kalaśa (कलश).

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

Maṅgalakalaśa (मङ्गलकलश).—[substantive] auspicious pot or vase.*

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

Maṅgalakalaśa (मङ्गलकलश):—[=maṅgala-kalaśa] [from maṅgala] m. = ghaṭa, a vessel used at festivals, [Gīta-govinda]

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mangalakalasha in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Maṅgala-kalaśa (मङ्गल-कलश):—n. a pitcher; as filled or set out for worship or as decoration on some auspicious occasion;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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