Manibandha, aka: Maṇibandha, Māṇibandha, Mani-bandha; 8 Definition(s)


Manibandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Maṇibandha (मणिबन्ध) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (eg., maṇibandha) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Maṇibandha (मणिबन्ध, “wrists”) refers to one of the nine “minor limbs” (pratyaṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Pratyaṅgas or the minor limbs consist of shoulders, shoulder blades, arms, back, thighs and calves; at times the wrists [viz., Maṇibandha], knees and elbows are also counted among minor limbs.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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maṇibandha : (m.) the wrist.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Maṇibandha refers to: (place for) binding the jewel(led) bracelet, the wrist Vism. 255=VbhA. 238=KhA 50 (°aṭṭhi).

Note: maṇibandha is a Pali compound consisting of the words maṇi and bandha.

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

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maṇibandha (मणिबंध).—m S The wrist.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maṇibandha (मणिबंध).—m The wrist.

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

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Māṇibandha (माणिबन्ध).—Rock-salt.

Derivable forms: māṇibandham (माणिबन्धम्).

See also (synonyms): māṇimantha.

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Maṇibandha (मणिबन्ध).—

1) the wrist; रक्षाकरण्डकमस्य मणिबन्धे न दृश्यते (rakṣākaraṇḍakamasya maṇibandhe na dṛśyate) Ś.7.

2) the fastening of jewels; R.12.12; मणिबन्धैर्निगूढैश्च सुश्लिष्टशुभसन्धिभिः (maṇibandhairnigūḍhaiśca suśliṣṭaśubhasandhibhiḥ) Garuḍa P.

3) a kind of metre.

Derivable forms: maṇibandhaḥ (मणिबन्धः).

Maṇibandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇi and bandha (बन्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇibandha (मणिबन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) The wrist. E. maṇi a jewel, and bandha binding; where bracelets of precious stones are bound.

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Māṇibandha (माणिबन्ध).—n.

(-ndhaṃ) Rock-salt. E. maṇibandha a mountain, aṇ aff; found there.

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