Manicara, aka: Māṇicara, Mānicara, Maṇicara; 4 Definition(s)


Manicara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Manichara.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Maṇicara (मणिचर).—A Yakṣa. In the fight between Rāvaṇa and Kubera this Yakṣa helping Kubera created great havoc in the army of Rāvaṇa. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Māṇicara (माणिचर).—A Yakṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 30.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Manicara in Theravada glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

A Yakkha chief to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. See DA.iii.970; A iii.205; but see Cara (2).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Māṇicara (माणिचर).—(= Pali id., 'to be invoked in time of need’), n. of a yakṣa: Māy 236.28; Mmk 609.7; pl., sarve Māṇicarā yakṣā sidhyante sarvakālataḥ Mmk 337.24 (verse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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