Manimantha, Māṇimantha, Maṇimantha, Mani-mantha: 6 definitions


Manimantha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Maṇimantha (मणिमन्थ) refers to the name of a mountain where rock salt is found, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 19.18.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Maṇimantha (मणिमन्थ):—[=maṇi-mantha] [from maṇi] m. Name of a mountain, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] n. rock-salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Māṇimantha (माणिमन्थ):—[=māṇi-mantha] [from māṇi] n. ([from] maṇi-m) a kind of rock-salt, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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