Mankha, Maṅkha: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Academia.edu: Tantric elements in Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī
Maṅkha (मङ्ख), a ḍāmara, searches dead bodies like a kāpālika and gratifies himself with the objects found upon them. Lorenzen (The Kāpālikas and the Kālāmukhas, p. 66) takes the word kāpālika here to denote a skull-bearer, but Stein remarks in a note that it is probably used in the sense of ‘attendant at the burning ground,’ who obtains the clothes and other possessions of the dead person before burning the body. (See Rājataraṅgiṇī verse 8.995)
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A royal bard.
2) A medicament of a particular class.
3) Name of a lexicographer.
Derivable forms: maṅkhaḥ (मङ्खः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṅkhaḥ) 1. A royal bard. 2. A mendicant of a particular order. E. makhi to go, ac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maṅkha (मङ्ख).—[masculine] a man’s name.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Maṅkha (मङ्ख) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Viśvāvarta, grandson of Manmatha, brother of Śṛṅgāra, Bhṛṅga and Alaṃkāra (between 1135-45): Alaṃkārasarvasva. Maṅkhakośa. Report. Xxii. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita. Verses of his are given in [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]
Maṅkha has the following synonyms: Maṅkhaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maṅkha (मङ्ख):—m. = magadha, a royal bard or panegyrist, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) a mendicant of a [particular] order, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
4) of a lexicographer (-kośa m. his work).
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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Full-text (+32): Mankhakosha, Bhringa, Mankhaka, Shrikanthacarita, Shrigunna, Bhudda, Vishvavarta, Jalhana, Lankaka, Suhala, Ruyyaka, Manmatha, Alamkara, Shringara, Shrigarbha, Mankhana, Trailokya, Janakaraja, Patu, Sashtha.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 14: Early association with Gośāla < [Chapter III - Mahāvīra’s first six years as an ascetic]
Part 17: Meeting with Gośāla < [Chapter VIII - Initiation of ṛṣabhadatta and devānandā]
Part 19: Future of Gośāla < [Chapter VIII - Initiation of ṛṣabhadatta and devānandā]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 2 - The Maṅkhakośa: authorship and date < [Chapter V - The Maṅkhakośa]
Part 5 - Maṅkhakośa commentary < [Chapter V - The Maṅkhakośa]
Part 2 - Source of the poem [Śrīkaṇṭhacarita] < [Chapter II - The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 11 - Archaeological surveys in and around Rajgir < [Chapter II - Origin and Function of Rājagṛha as the seat of Monarchy]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)