Manju, aka: Mañju; 6 Definition(s)
Manju means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
An officer of Parakkamabahu I.
He was sent to fight against Sukarabhatu, and defeated him at Sapatagamu.
He was put in charge of the campaign in Rohana, his colleagues being Kitti and Bhuta.
Manju practised great cruelty in order to instil terror into the hearts of the people.
He seems to have been replaced by Bhuta. Cv.lxxiv.129, 144; lxxv.150, 152, 185, 196.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
mañju : (adj.) charming; lovely.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Mañju, (adj.) (cp. Class Sk. mañju, also maṅgala, cp. Gr. mάgganon means of deceiving, Lat. mango a dealer making up his wares for sale. See further cognates at Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. mango) pleasant, charming, sweet, lovely (only with ref. to the voice) D. II, 211, 227 (one of the 8 characteristics of Brahmā’s & the Buddha’s voice: see bindu & aṭṭhaṅga); J. II, 150.—(nt.) a sweet note J. VI, 591 (of the deer in the forest); VvA. 219 (karavīka ruta°).
—bhāṇaka sweet-voiced, speaking sweetly J. II, 150= DhA. I, 144; f. bhāṇikā J. VI, 418, 420. —bhāṇin id. J. II, 150. (Page 515)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful, lovely, agreeable. 2 Melodious or pleasing to the ear--a sound.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful. Melodious.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Mañju (मञ्जु).—a. [mañj-un]
1) Lovely, beautiful, charming, sweet, pleasing, agreeable, attractive; स्खलदसमञ्जसमञ्जु- जल्पितं ते (skhaladasamañjasamañju- jalpitaṃ te) (smarāmi) U.4.4; अयि दलदरविन्द स्यन्दमानं मरन्दं तव किमपि लिहन्तो मञ्जु गुञ्जन्तु भृङ्गाः (ayi daladaravinda syandamānaṃ marandaṃ tava kimapi lihanto mañju guñjantu bhṛṅgāḥ) Bv.1.5; तन्मञ्जु मन्दहसितं श्वसितानि तानि (tanmañju mandahasitaṃ śvasitāni tāni) 2.5.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.8.33 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Verse 3.4.35 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Verse 4.8.28 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 9 - Imitating the bearing of the Buddha < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Act 7.3: Description of Paranirmitavaśavartin < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - Śaṅkara and his School < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)