Manimantha, aka: Mani-mantha, Māṇimantha, Maṇimantha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Maṇimantha (मणिमन्थ).—A mountain. (Śrī Kṛṣṇa performed penance here to please Śiva for crores of years together. (Śloka 33, Chapter 18, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: 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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Māṇimantha (माणिमन्थ).—Rock-salt.

Derivable forms: māṇimantham (माणिमन्थम्).

See also (synonyms): māṇibandha.

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Maṇimantha (मणिमन्थ).—rock-salt; क्वणन्मणिमन्थभूधर भवशिला- लेहायेहाचणो लवणस्यति (kvaṇanmaṇimanthabhūdhara bhavaśilā- lehāyehācaṇo lavaṇasyati) N.19.18.

Derivable forms: maṇimantham (मणिमन्थम्).

Maṇimantha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇi and mantha (मन्थ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇimantha (मणिमन्थ).—n.

(-nthaṃ) 1. A mountain or range where salt is found. 2. Rocksalt. E. maṇi a gem, and mantha what churns.

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Māṇimantha (माणिमन्थ).—n.

(-nthaṃ) Rock-salt. E. maṇimantha a mountain, from which the salt is supposed to be produced, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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