Marari, Mārāri, Mara-ari: 4 definitions



Marari 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Mārāri (मारारि) is the husband of Suvīrā: the name of a Ḍākinī (‘sacred girl’) presiding over Nagara: one of the four Śmaśāna (‘sacred spot’) present within the Kāyacakra (‘circle of body’) , according to the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra. The Kāyacakra is one of three Cakras within the Tricakra system which embodies twenty-four sacred spots or districts resided over by twenty-four Ḍākinīs whose husbands (viz., Mārāri) abide in one’s body in the form of twenty-four ingredients (dhātu) of one’s body.

Suvīrā has for her husband the hero (vīra) named Mārāri. She is the presiding deity of Nagara and the associated internal location are the ‘toes’ and the bodily ingredient (dhātu) is the ‘fat’.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mārāri (मारारि).—Śiva.

Derivable forms: mārāriḥ (मारारिः).

Mārāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māra and ari (अरि). See also (synonyms): māraripu.

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

Mārāri (मारारि).—[masculine] = māraripu.

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

Mārāri (मारारि):—[from māra] m. = māra-ripu, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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