Manyastambha, Manyāstambha, Manya-stambha: 9 definitions


Manyastambha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Manyastambha in Ayurveda glossary

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Manyāstambha (मन्यास्तम्भ) refers to “torticolis” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning manyāstambha] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Manyāstambha (मन्यास्तम्भ) refers to “stiffness of the neck”, mentioned in verse 4.10-17 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Headache, weakness of the senses, stiffness of the neck [viz., manyāstambha], and hemiplegia of the face (result from the suppression) of sneezing. By pungent inhalants, collyria, perfumes, and sternutatories and by looking at the sun one shall stimulate impeded sneezing; moreover, one shall repeatedly use lubricants and diaphoretics. [...] catarrh, pain in the eyes, the head, and the heart, stiffness of the neck [viz., manyāstambha], anorexia, and giddiness—along with visceral induration— (result) from (suppressed) tears. In this case sleep, liquor, (and) cheerful words (are wholesome)”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Manyastambha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mānastambha (मानस्तम्भ) refers to “one’s own pride” [?], according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 46.—Accordingly, “Generosity destroys the fetter of avarice, favors the beneficiary, drives away malice and suppresses jealousy. The person who honors his beneficiary drives out his own pride (mānastambha) and, by giving with a settled mind, breaks the thread of his own doubt. Knowing the fruits of retribution of generosity, he drives away wrong views and destroys ignorance. Suppressing all the passions in this way, he opens the doorway to nirvāṇa”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manyastambha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manyāstambha (मन्यास्तंभ).—m S Goitre or Derbyshire-neck.

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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

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

Manyāstambha (मन्यास्तम्भ).—Stiffness of the neck.

Derivable forms: manyāstambhaḥ (मन्यास्तम्भः).

Manyāstambha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manyā and stambha (स्तम्भ).

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

Manyāstambha (मन्यास्तम्भ):—[=manyā-stambha] [from manyā] m. stiffness or rigidity of the neck, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Manyastambha 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»] — Manyastambha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manyāstaṃbha (ಮನ್ಯಾಸ್ತಂಭ):—[noun] a stiffness of the neck.

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Mānastaṃbha (ಮಾನಸ್ತಂಭ):—[noun] a pillar installed in front of a jaina temple.

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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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