Manidvipa, Mani-dvipa, Maṇidvīpa: 6 definitions

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Manidvipa means something in 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Manidvīpa, the abode of Śakti, is the island of gems and pearls. It is also called Śrī Nagara. It is not reachable even for Gods like Indra. It is through Her grace alone, that one can reach Her abode.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Maṇidvīpa (मणिद्वीप).—Here the Devī resides. This region is superior to all the other regions. Hence it is named “Sarvaloka.” The Devī built this place of yore according to Her will. In the very beginning, the Devī Mūla Prakriti Bhagavatī built this place for Her residence, superior to Kailāśa, Vaikuṇṭha and Goloka.

This Maṇidvīpa is situated at the top of all the regions, and resembles an umbrella. Its shadow falls on the Brahmāṇḍa and destroys the pains and sufferings of this world. Surrounding this Maṇidvīpa exists an ocean called the Sudhā Samudra, many yojanas wide and many yojanas deep.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Maṇidvīpa (मणिद्वीप).—The abode of Devī. Devī resides in this island which is far beyond Kailāsa. (3rd Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇidvīpa (मणिद्वीप).—

1) the hood of the serpent Ananta.

2) Name of a fabulous island in the ocean of nectar; सुधासिन्धोर्मध्ये सुरविटपिवाटीपरिसरे । मणिद्वीपे नीपोपवनवति चिन्तामणिगृहे (sudhāsindhormadhye suraviṭapivāṭīparisare | maṇidvīpe nīpopavanavati cintāmaṇigṛhe) Saundaryalaharī.

Derivable forms: maṇidvīpaḥ (मणिद्वीपः).

Maṇidvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇi and dvīpa (द्वीप).

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

Maṇidvīpa (मणिद्वीप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. The crest or hood of the great serpent Ananta. 2. Name of an island in the ocean of nector. E. maṇi a jewel, and dvīpa a continent.

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

1) Maṇidvīpa (मणिद्वीप):—[=maṇi-dvīpa] [from maṇi] m. ‘j°-island’, the hood of the serpent Ananta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a mythical island in the ocean of nectar, [Ānanda-laharī]

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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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