Maniman, aka: Maṇimān, Maṇiman; 3 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A king. Mahābhārata gives the following details about him.
(i) Maṇimān was born of an aspect of Vṛtra, son of the asura Danāyu. (Śloka 44, Chapter 67, Ādi Parva).
(ii) This king was present at the marriage of Draupadī. (Śloka 22, Chapter 185, Ādi Parva).
(iii) Bhīmasena while on his early victory march defeated this king. (Śloka 11, Chapter 30, Sabhā Parva).
(iv) This king fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas during the great Kurukṣetra battle. (Śloka 20, Chapter 4, Udyoga Parva).
(v) Maṇimān was killed in the fight between Maṇimān and Bhūriśravas. (Śloka 53, Chapter 23, Droṇa Parva).
2) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A serpent. This serpent is a member of the court of Varuṇa. (Śloka 9, Chapter 9, Sabhā Parva).
3) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A sacred place. If one spends a night there one would get the benefit of performing an Agniṣṭoma yajña. (Śloka 101, Chapter 82, Vana Parva).
4) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A Yakṣa who was a friend of Kubera. Once the sage Agastya cursed him that he would be killed by the hand of a man. The yakṣa was killed by Bhīmasena. (Śloka 59, Chapter 160, Vana Parva and see under AGASTYA, Para 10).
5) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A mountain. Once, when Arjuna went on a pilgrimage to Śiva’s presence with Kṛṣṇa in a dream, he saw this mountain Maṇimān. (Śloka 24, Chapter 9, Droṇa Parva).
6) Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A pārṣada of Śiva. This pārṣada joined hands with Vīrabhadra to injure the sage Bhṛgu at the Dakṣayāga. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Maṇiman (मणिमन्).—A son of Maṇivara.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 158.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Maṇimān (मणिमान्).—A Yakṣa who was killed by Bhīmasena. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
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