Manidvipa, aka: Mani-dvipa, Maṇidvīpa; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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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: Śāktism

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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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

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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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: DDSA: The practical 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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