Mardala: 6 definitions

Introduction

Mardala means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mardala (मर्दल).—War musical instruments.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 140. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 54. 37.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Mardala (मर्दल) refers to a category of gopura, which is the “tower” built above the gateway of a house, palace or Buddhist monastery.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mardala (मर्दल).—A kind of drum; कृतसमार्जनमर्दलमण्डलध्वनिजया (kṛtasamārjanamardalamaṇḍaladhvanijayā) Śi.6.31; तडित्पताकोऽशनिशब्दमर्दलः (taḍitpatāko'śaniśabdamardalaḥ) Ṛs.2.1.

Derivable forms: mardalaḥ (मर्दलः).

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

Mardala (मर्दल).—m. A sort of drum.

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

Mardala (मर्दल).—[masculine] a kind of drum.

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

Mardala (मर्दल):—[from marda] (and laka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) m. a kind of drum, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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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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