Manikarnika, Maṇikarṇikā, Mani-karnika: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—One of the five principal tīrthas at Benares; a person dying here will have his desires fulfilled.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 182. 24; 185. 69.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—f S A holy ablution-pool at Benares. 2 A certain metal drinking vessel.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—Name of a sacred pool in Benares.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A holy pool at Benares, in which pilgrims are directed to bathe. E. māṇa, and karṇa the ear, aff. kan, fem. form; Devi having dropped one of her ear-rings at this place.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—[feminine] an ornament for the ears made of pearls; [Name] of a sacred pool & a woman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका):—[=maṇi-karṇikā] [from maṇi] f. an ear-ornament consisting of pearls or jewels
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a sacred pool in Benares (also written -karṇikī, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]), [Daśakumāra-carita; Religious Thought and Life in India 308; 438]
3) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Caṇḍa-ghoṣa, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका):—[maṇi-karṇikā] (kā) 1. f. A holy pool or deep cistern at Benares.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 34 - In Praise of Jñānavāpī < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 16 - Greatness of Maṇikarṇikeśvara (Maṇikarṇika-īśvara) < [Section 3 - Arbuda-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 84 - Tirthas from the Confluence of Gangā and Varaṇā up to Maṇikarṇikā < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)