Manikarnika, Maṇikarṇikā, Mani-karnika: 9 definitions


Manikarnika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manikarnika in Purana glossary
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.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manikarnika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—f S A holy ablution-pool at Benares. 2 A certain metal drinking vessel.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manikarnika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—Name of a sacred pool in Benares.

Maṇikarṇikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇi and karṇikā (कर्णिका). See also (synonyms): maṇikarṇī.

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

Maṇikarṇikā (मणिकर्णिका).—f.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Manikarnika in German

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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 (even English!). 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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