Manju, Mañju, Mamju: 20 definitions


Manju means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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He seems to have been replaced by Bhuta.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.

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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).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mañju (मञ्जु) refers to “soft (flowers)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, “[...] Seeing the Buddha’s body (buddhakāya), its purity (viśuddhi) and its great rays (mahāraśmi). these gods offer him aquatic and terrestrial flowers. Of all the terrestrial flowers, jasmine is the most beautiful; of all the aquatic flowers, blue lotus is the most beautiful. Whether they grow on trees or on reeds, these are flowers having different colors and different perfumes. Each holding a celestial flower, they gather around the Buddha. These flowers have a beautiful color, a rich perfume; they are soft [i.e., mañju] and flexible; this is why they are used as offerings”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Mañju (मञ्जु) or Mañjunātha refers to one of the eighty-four Siddhas (Siddhācāryas) mentioned in various sources as being representative teachers of Sahajiya Tantrism, Alchemy, Nath Sampradaya and other traditions having influence in the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas.—Many of these Mahāsiddhas [e.g., Mañju-nātha] were historical figures whose lives and mystical powers were the subject of legends. They are often associated with teachings belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Ajivikism and Jainism and are evident of a caste-less interreligious spiritual society.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mañju : (adj.) charming; lovely.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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°).

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful, lovely, agreeable. 2 Melodious or pleasing to the ear--a sound.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful. Melodious.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु).—a. [mañj-un]

1) Lovely, beautiful, charming, sweet, pleasing, agreeable, attractive; स्खलदसमञ्जसमञ्जु- जल्पितं ते (skhaladasamañjasamañju- jalpitaṃ te) (smarāmi) Uttararāmacarita 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु).—mfn. (-ñjuḥ-ñjuḥ-ñju) Beautiful, pleasing, agreeable. E. manj to clean, aff. un .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु).— (based on mañj, a form of mṛj), adj. Beautiful, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 60, 12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु).—[adjective] pleasant, sweet; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Mañju (मञ्जु):—[from mañj] mfn. beautiful, lovely, charming, pleasant, sweet, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. (with bhaṭṭa) Name of a [Scholiast or Commentator] on Amara-koṣa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु):—[(ñjuḥ-ñjuḥ-ñju) a.] Beautiful, pleasing.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mañju (मञ्जु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṃju.

[Sanskrit to German]

Manju in German

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manju in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) beautiful, pretty, comely, lovely; ~[keshi] having beautiful/lovely hair; hence ~[ta] (nf)..—manju (मंजु) is alternatively transliterated as Maṃju.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Maṃju (मंजु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mañju.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maṃju (ಮಂಜು):—

1) [noun] a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water vapour near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility; fog.

2) [noun] the quality or condition or being colder (than usual); absence of normal warmth; coldness.

3) [noun] something that covers, conceals; a screen; a veil.

4) [noun] a piece, layer or sheet of the glassy, brittle, crystalline form of water made solid by cold; ice.

5) [noun] the quality or state of being blurred or obscure; obscurity.

6) [noun] lack of judgement, keen discerning capacity.

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Maṃju (ಮಂಜು):—

1) [adjective] that attracts or has the power to attract; esp., pleasing; charming; pretty; attractive; beautiful.

2) [adjective] pleasing to hear; sounding sweet; melodious.

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Maṃju (ಮಂಜು):—[noun] the quality or fact of being beautiful, attractive or charming; beautifulness; attractiveness.

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Maṃju (ಮಂಜು):—[noun] a kind of plant.

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Māṃju (ಮಾಂಜು):—

1) [verb] to go out of sight.

2) [verb] to go out of memory; to be forgotten.

3) [verb] to be healed; to become well or healthy again; to be cured.

4) [verb] to keep from other’s sight or knowledge.

5) [verb] to erase; to wipe out; to remove.

6) [verb] to go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly or easily; to slip.

7) [verb] to goback or move away or backward; to retreat.

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Māṃju (ಮಾಂಜು):—[noun] the act of cheating, deceiving; deception.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Mañju (मञ्जु):—adj. lovely; beautiful; charming; sweet; pleasing; agreeable;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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