Manju, Mañju, Mamju: 18 definitions
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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He seems to have been replaced by Bhuta.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.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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°).
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful. Melodious.
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) 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.
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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.
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.
Maṃju (मंजु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mañju.
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.
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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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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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.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+90): Mamjubetta, Mamjugadde, Mamjugaiya, Mamjugala, Mamjugannu, Mamjugattale, Mamjugattalu, Mamjugedde, Mamjugiri, Mamjuhullu, Mamjulabite, Mamjulasya, Mamjulate, Mamjulatevade, Mamjulavelaga, Mamjuli, Mamjuma, Mamjupatre, Mamjur, Mamjurati.
Ends with: Abhimamju, Ahimamju, Amanju, Huramamju, Hurimamju, Hurumamju, Kannumamju, Maremamju, Shrimanju.
Full-text (+79): Manjuprana, Manjugamana, Manjukeshin, Manjubhashin, Manjuvaktra, Manjula, Manjubhadra, Manjunashi, Manjughosha, Manjupathaka, Manjiman, Manjugarta, Manjuvadin, Manjusvara, Manjusvana, Manjushri, Mamju, Manjuvac, Manjugiti, Manjudeva.
Search found 17 books and stories containing Manju, Mamju, Maṃju, Māṃju, Mañju, Māñju, Mānju; (plurals include: Manjus, Mamjus, Maṃjus, Māṃjus, Mañjus, Māñjus, Mānjus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.16.5 < [Chapter 16 - Description of Śrī Rādhikā’s Wedding]
Verse 2.7.33 < [Chapter 7 - Kidnapping of the Calves and Cowherd Boys]
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)]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.3: Description of Paranirmitavaśavartin < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Part 9 - Imitating the bearing of the Buddha < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Folk Tradition of Bengal (and Rabindranath Tagore) (by Joydeep Mukherjee)
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
3. Śārṅgadharapaddhati in Kuntaka’s treatment < [Chapter 5 - Kuntaka’s Evaluation of some Stray Verses]