Manojna, Manojñā, Manojña, Manas-jna: 18 definitions

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Manojna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Manogya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica dioica (spiny gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.61-63 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Manojñā and Vandhyākarkoṭakī, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Āvartakī, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia auriculata, synonym of Senna auriculata (matura tea tree) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.135-136.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Manojña (मनोज्ञ) refers to “whose form is lovely”, and represents an epithet of Śiva used in Sandhyā’s eulogy of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.6. Accordingly:—“[...] Directly perceiving the lord of Durgā she [viz., Sandhyā] eulogised the lord of the worlds: [...] Obeisance to Thee, the Yogin whose Saguṇa form is pure, lovely (manojña), bedecked in jewels, as white and clean as camphor and which holds in its hand the desired boon, fearlessness, the trident and the scalp”.

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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: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

1) Manojña (मनोज्ञ) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Manojña).

2) Manojña (मनोज्ञ) is also the name of a Kinnara mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.

Source: De Gruyter: A Fragment of the Vajrāmṛtamahātantra

Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) refers to one of the eight wisdoms (vidyās) described in the ‘guhyamaṇḍala-karaṇābhinaya’ chapter of the 9th-century Vajrāmṛtatantra or Vajrāmṛtamahātantra: one of the main and earliest Buddhist Yoginītantras. The first chapter begins, in the fashion of the ‘explanatory tantras’ (vyākhyātantra), by stating that the actual teachings have already been imparted; the Goddess (Devī) Māmakī then asks for insights on the means to achieve (sādhana) the supreme Nectar of the Vajra (vajrāmṛta) [...] Afterwards, the text describes the door-guardians (dvārapāla) and the eight Wisdoms (vidyā) [viz., Manojñā, etc.] which are located in the eight leaves of the lotus.

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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)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—One of the ten types of ‘nursing services’ (vaiyāvrata)? Who is called ‘the saint of high reputation’ (manojña)? An ascetic who commands respect for his scriptural knowledge, oratory skills and Practising the path of spiritual purification is called saint of high reputation.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manōjña (मनोज्ञ).—a (S) That captivates or gains the affections; lovely, beautiful, pleasing, agreeable.

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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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—a. pleasing, lovely, agreeable, beautiful, charming; इयमधिकमनोज्ञा वल्कलेनापि तन्वी (iyamadhikamanojñā valkalenāpi tanvī) Ś.1.2; R.3.7; 6.1.

-jñaḥ Name of a Gandharva. (-jñā) 1 red arsenic.

Manojña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and jña (ज्ञ).

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—name of a gandharva: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 5.1.

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Manojñā (मनोज्ञा).—name of a yakṣiṇī: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 567.12; 570.23.

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—mfn.

(-jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) Beautiful, handsome, lovely, pleasing, agreeable. f.

(-jñā) 1. Red arsenic. 2. Intoxicating liquor. 3. The daughter of a sovereign, a princess. E. manas the mind or heart, jñā to know, to get, aff. ka .

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—i. e. manas-jña, I. adj. Beautiful, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 25. Ii. f. 1. A princess. 2. Red arsenic.

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Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—adj. beautiful, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 53, 2.

Manojña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and jña (ज्ञ).

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—[adjective] agreeable (to the mind), pleasant, charming; abst. [feminine]

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

1) Manojña (मनोज्ञ):—[=mano-jña] [from mano > man] mf(ā)n. agreeable to the mind, pleasing, lovely, beautiful, charming, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a pleasant spot, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] Pinus Longifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Gandharva, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

5) Manojñā (मनोज्ञा):—[=mano-jñā] [from mano-jña > mano > man] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the senna plant

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of cumin

7) [v.s. ...] Jasminum Grandiflorum

8) [v.s. ...] = vandhyā-karkoṭakī

9) [v.s. ...] an intoxicating drink

10) [v.s. ...] red arsenic

11) [v.s. ...] a princess

12) Manojña (मनोज्ञ):—[=mano-jña] [from mano > man] n. the wood of Pinus Longifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ):—[(jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) a.] Beautiful, pleasing. f. Red arsenic; a princess.

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

Manojña (मनोज्ञ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Maṇujja, Maṇuṇṇa.

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Manojna in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manojña (मनोज्ञ) [Also spelled manogya]:—(a) lovely, charming, attractive, appealing; ~[] loveliness, charm, attractiveness, appealing quality.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manōjña (ಮನೋಜ್ಞ):—[adjective] beautiful; charming; lovely.

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Manōjña (ಮನೋಜ್ಞ):—[noun] = ಮನೋಜ್ಞತೆ [manojnate].

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