Manibhadda, Māṇibhadda, Maṇibhadda, Mani-bhadda: 4 definitions


Manibhadda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Manibhadda in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Manibhadda. A yakkha who visited the Buddha at the Manimalakacetiya and held a conversation with him regarding hate and the release there from. S.i.208; cf. Avadanas.ii.179.

Manibhadda Sutta. Records the conversation between the Buddha and Manibhadda (q.v.).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Māṇibhadda (माणिभद्द) is the name of a Yakṣa chief, obiedient to Vaiśramaṇa (god of wealth, also known as Kubera), according to the Bhagavatī-sūtra, also known as The Vyākhyāprajñapti (“Exposition of Explanations”). The Bhagavatī-sūtra is the largest of twelve Jain āgamas and was composed by Sudharmāsvāmī in the 6th century. Māṇibhadda is Prakrit, whil in Sanskrit his name is spelled as Maṇibhadra.

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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

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

Maṇibhadda refers to: N. of one of 20 classes of people mentioned Miln. 191; translated by Rh. D. Miln. trsl. I. 266 by “tumblers. ” The term occurs also at Nd1 89 & 92. Cp. Sk. Maṇibhadra, N. of a brother of Kuvera & prince of the Yakṣas.

Note: maṇibhadda is a Pali compound consisting of the words maṇi and bhadda.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manibhadda in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Māṇibhadda (माणिभद्द) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Māṇibhadra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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