Manojava, aka: Manojavā, Manas-java; 9 Definition(s)

Introduction

Manojava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Manojava (मनोजव):—Son of Śiva (aspect of Śiva, as in, one of the eight names of Rudra) and Suvarchalā, according to the Pādma-purāṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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1) Manojavā (मनोजवा, “swift as the mind”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Manonmanī (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

2) Manojavā (मनोजवा):—One of the sixteen yoginīs representing the sixteen petals of the Dūtīcakra. The sixteen petals comprise the outer furnishment, whereupon the abode of the Dūtīs is situated. The Dūtīs refer to the eighty-one “female messengers/deties” of the Dūtīcakra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana

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Manojavā (मनोजवा).—One of the seven major rivers situated in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. It is also known by the name Bhogajavā. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who is the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1) Manojava (मनोजव).—The eldest son of the Vasu Anila. Anila begot this son of his wife Śivā. (Śloka 25, Chapter 66, Ādi Parva).

2) Manojava (मनोजव).—During the Manvantara of Cākṣuṣa, the sixth Manu, Indra was Manojava, the leader of the Devas. (Aṃśa 3, Chapter 160, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

3) Manojava (मनोजव).—A follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Śloka 17, Chapter 46, Śalya Parva).

4) Manojava (मनोजव).—A sacred place situated in Vyāsavana in Kurukṣetra. If one bathes in a pond there one will have to one’s credit the benefit of making a thousand Godānas. (Śloka 93, Chapter 88, Vana Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Manojava (मनोजव).—A son of Medhātithi of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 25.

1b) A son of Īśāna and Śivā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 10. 79; Vāyu-purāṇa 27. 52.

1c) A Lekha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 75.

1d) The Indra of the Cākṣuṣa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 76; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 26.

1e) A son of Anila (Anala, Matsya-purāṇa) a Vasava.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 26; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 114.

1f) A god of one of the ten branches of the Harīta gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 84; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 89.

2) Manojavā (मनोजवा).—A river in Krauñcadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 75; Matsya-purāṇa 122. 88; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 69; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 55.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Manojava (मनोजव) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.78). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Manojava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Manojavā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.16).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A sage of old mentioned in a nominal list. J.vi.99.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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manojava : (adj.) swift as thought.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Manojava (मनोजव).—a.

1) quick or swift as thought; मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगम् (manojavaṃ mārutatulyavegam) Rāma-rakṣā Stotra 33.

2) quick in thought or conception.

3) fatherly, paternal.

Manojava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and java (जव).

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Manojavā (मनोजवा).—

1) Name of one of the tongues of Agni.

2) Name of one of the शक्ति (śakti)s of Durgā 'काली कराली च मनोजवा च (kālī karālī ca manojavā ca)' Śruti.

Manojavā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and javā (जवा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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