Manjughosha, Mañjughoṣā, Mañjughoṣa, Manju-ghosha, Mamjughosha, Mamjughoshe: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Mañjughoṣā and Mañjughoṣa can be transliterated into English as Manjughosa or Manjughosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manjughosha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mañjughoṣā (मञ्जुघोषा).—A nymph. The sage Medhāvī cursed this nymph and made her into a devil. (See under Medhāvī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mañjughoṣā (मञ्जुघोषा).—An Apsarasa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 33. 19.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

1) Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष) is another name for Mañjuśrī: a Bodhisattva commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—Like Avalokiteśvara Mañjuśrī is worshipped in all Buddhist countries and has a variety of forms. Mañjuśrī has several names such as Mañjuvajra, Mañjughoṣa, Dharmadhātuvāgīśvara and so forth.

Manjusri as one of the eight Bodhisattvas is recognised by the favourite name of Mañjughoṣa (soft voice) and under this name he is described in the Lokanāthasādhana of the Sādhanamālā:—

“Mañjughoṣa is of golden colour and he holds in his two hands the sword and the book”

2) Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष) refers to one of the various forms of Mañjuśrī having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—His colour is golden-yellow; his Vahana is the lion; his Mudrā is the vyākhyāna; his Symbol is the lotus in the left.—

The Dhyāna (meditation instructions) of Mañjughoṣa is described in the Sādhanamālā as follows:

“The worshipper should meditate himself as the deity Mañjughoṣa who rides a lion, and is of golden yellow colour. He is decked in all ornaments, and his hands are engaged in forming the Vyākhyāna (teaching) mudrā. He displays the night lotus in his left, and bears the image of Akṣobhya on his crown. On his right there is Sudhanakumāra and on the left Yamāntaka ... The Mantra Oṃ Vāgīśvara Mūḥ should be muttered”.

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष) is the name of a deity [i.e., oṃ mañjughoṣāya svāhā], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Manjughosha in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Mañjughoṣā (मञ्जुघोषा) is the name of an Apsaras, instructed by Śakra to help in the preparations of Ṛṣabha’s wedding-preparations, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] Then having ascertained the Lord’s purpose, Purandara at once summoned gods for the tasks of the wedding-preparations.—‘[...] Mañjughoṣā, have women-friends sing sweetly auspicious songs; Sugandhā, prepare the perfumes. Tilottamā put the best svastikas on the door. [...]’. From the bustling of the Apsarases instructing each other in this way, and frequently calling names, a mighty tumult arose”.

2) Mañjughoṣā (मञ्जुघोषा) is the name of a bell, according to chapter 2.2.—Accordingly: “[...] then the bells, [i.e., Mañjughoṣā], belonging respectively to the Nagas, etc., of the two divisions of the Bhavanapatis, rang, struck three times by generals named Bhadrasena belonging to Dharaṇa, etc., and by those named Dakṣa belonging to Bhūtānanda, etc. Then all the Nāgas, etc., of the two rows came instantly each to his own Indra, like horses to their own stables. At their command their respective Ābhiyogika-gods created at once cars variegated with jewels and gold, twenty-five thousand yojanas square, with indradhvajas of two hundred and fifty yojanas. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manjughosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष).—a. uttering a sweet sound.

-ṣaḥ a dove.

Mañjughoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mañju and ghoṣa (घोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष) or Mañjuśrī.—q.v.; usually in verses: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 10.7; 14.7; 296.1; Sādhanamālā 49.15 etc.; Gaṇḍavyūha 489.10; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 32.18; 65.22; 69.27 etc. (all these verses).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Having a sweet voice or cry. m.

(-ṣaḥ) One of the Baudd'ha teachers. f.

(-ṣā) One of the Apsaras or courtezans of Swarga. E. mañju agreeable, and ghoṣa sound, voice.

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

1) Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष):—[=mañju-ghoṣa] [from mañju > mañj] mfn. uttering a sweet sound, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a dove, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = -śrt, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

4) Mañjughoṣā (मञ्जुघोषा):—[=mañju-ghoṣā] [from mañju-ghoṣa > mañju > mañj] f. Name of an Apsaras, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Surāṅganā, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

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

Mañjughoṣa (मञ्जुघोष):—[mañju-ghoṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Jaina sage. f. (ṣā) An An Apsara or nymph. a. Having a sweet soft melodious voice.

[Sanskrit to German]

Manjughosha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manjughosha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maṃjughōṣa (ಮಂಜುಘೋಷ):—[noun] a pleasing sound, speech or announcement.

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Maṃjughōṣe (ಮಂಜುಘೋಷೆ):—[noun] a woman having pleasing speech.

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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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