Markatijala, Markaṭījāla, Markaṭijāla, Markati-jala: 2 definitions


Markatijala 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Markatijala in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Markaṭījāla (मर्कटीजाल) is the name of a text dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas) for which no authorship could be traced. Usually the authors mention their names, parentage etc. in the colophon of their works. But there are certain works in which, the author leaves no impression of his identity. The Markaṭījāla is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XX. p. 61.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Markatijala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Markaṭijāla (मर्कटिजाल) refers to a “network of emeralds”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Mālinī) is endless, supreme, subtle, omnipresent and both supreme (transcendent) and inferior (immanent). [...]  In some places she shines like a network of emeralds [i.e., markaṭijāla-ābhā]; elsewhere she is like (a black) storm cloud. The goddess (mālinī) resides in the centre of the Void (of the Transcendent) at the end of the merger (of all things) and her form is all things. She who is the supreme goddess resides in the Void and her form is the Void”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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