Manivara, Maṇivara, Māṇivara: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Maṇivara (मणिवर).—One of the sons born to Rajatanātha of his wife Maṇivarā. This Yakṣa married Kratusthalā’s daughter Devajanī. The sons born to them are called 'Guhyakas'. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, 3. 7. 127-131).

2) Māṇivara (माणिवर).—A Yakṣa. He lives on the mountain of Mandara. (Śloka 5, Chapter 139. Vana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Maṇivara (मणिवर).—A son of Rajatanābha, his wife, Devajanī1 a Yakṣa king in Kailāsa;2 resides in the Lohita hill.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 120; 72. 2.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 25.
  • 3) Ib. 47. 12.

1b) A son of Bhadrā; his wife, Devajanī or Devajananī; gave birth to a number of sons, known as Guhyakas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 183; 69. 151; 97. 2.
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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Maṇivara (मणिवर):—[=maṇi-vara] [from maṇi] m. Name of a man, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a diamond, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) Māṇivara (माणिवर):—[=māṇi-vara] [from māṇi] m. = māṇibhadra, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Maṇivara (मणिवर):——

1) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes. —

2) n. Diamant [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,267.]

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Māṇivara (माणिवर):—m. = māṇicara.

context information

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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